Author News: Semi-hiatus

Dear readers,

I apologize for not updating this blog in about a week, but I’ve been very busy in getting a schedule set for myself with new jobs. So until the election, I’m going to take a hiatus to follow the news. I will still do breaking News and post a short piece on the different candidates. Until I start again, have a good time and stay informed.

Site News: Shifting in Post Style for Today and Tomorrow

In light of news from the peninsula–arrest of Park and announcement of Liberty Party candidate–there will be no Daily Update tonight. Don’t fret, however. Today and tomorrow I am going to write short pieces on each story in order to cover them fully.

Apologies and Event Videos to Bide your Time

Dear wonderful readers,

I write with the sincerest of apologies for not writing this week, in terms of Daily Updates. Daily life and more pressing matters–job hunting–have been consuming my time, therefore leading to a lack in posting. SORRY! However, in lieu of posting this week–an atrocity I know–this post will have some links to videos for you guys to watch to pass the time. I will go with two or three only cause they may be fairly long.

Addressing the North Korean Threat: A Discussion with Congressman Joe Wilson: An event hosted by the Hudson Institute which delves into some analysis on the North Korea issue as it stands today. I am currently watching this one. It will help place some understanding of the threat and how congress is working to counter North Korea’s provocations.

Global Security Forum 2016: Challenges from North Korea: This one is a little older, but still has good information in it. The panel addresses several hypothetical scenarios throughout the hour long video. (A little partiality here since my favorite North Korean researcher is on the panel.) Honestly, any Center for Strategic and International Studies event on North Korea would be worth watching to gather some more information.

I hope these two videos tide you all over until I start up the Daily Updates again. Until then, enjoy every minute you are alive. Also, I will still cover major stories in the Breaking News category, and the New Year’s Speech Analysis is coming together and will be up this month, even though it is ridiculously late in posting.


Site News: Tonight’s Daily Update 

It’s a few hours till Daily Update is posted, but I wanted to warn of a change in post style.  In lieu of international events–the diplomatic fallout of Kim Jong-nam assassination, North Korea’s latest missile launch, and developments regarding THAAD–tonight’s post will focus on those stories rather than a general overview of the day’s news. That is all and I look forward to writing today’s Daily Update in a few hours.

The New Arrival

Greetings! I’m Leon Newkirk, your local anime nerd with a casual interest in Korean and Japanese culture. I’m here to cover the non-political topics like webtoons, dating, nightclubs, Korean food and whatever else comes to my mind that week. I hope to add some new things to the blog as well as learn and expand my knowledge of Korean culture. I’m happy for you all to have me and hope we can all have a good time. Until then!

Editor’s Remarks:  All of Leon’s posts can be found under the tag with his name.  Feel free to check out his fast facts on our “About the Authors” page.