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4.3 mourned Family members of victims of the April 3 Massacre come to pay their respects at All Soulâ€™s Altar in the Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, Jeju City. This year was the 64th anniversary of the tragedy. For more, turn to pages 6, 7, 8, and 9. Photo by Douglas MacDonald
Jeju goes to the polls The Weekly takes a look at the local issues and personalities in this yearâ€™s National Assembly election By Angela Kim email@example.com
Polls open tomorrow for the 19th General Election. Three hundred national assemblymen, composed of 246 regional representatives and 54 proportional representatives, will be selected by voters all across South Korea. These lawmakers will take office on May 30, 2012 and serve out terms until May 29, 2016. For Jejuâ€™s three election districts, a total of 452,218 people, including both Jeju residents and absentee
voters, are registered to vote. The latest approval rating survey was conducted by the Jeju Ilbo, Jemin Ilbo, Halla Ilbo, KBS Jeju, MBC Jeju, and JIBS from March 31 to April 1 with a randomly selected sample of 1,000 potential voters in each district. It had a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Since the last survey published in Issue 70 of The Jeju Weekly, the ranking of candidates in Jeju City District A has changed somewhat. The approval rating for Hyun Kyung
Dae (Saenuri Party) sharply increased from 25.8 to 38 percent, putting him in the lead. Meanwhile, Democratic United Party (DUP) incumbent Kang Chang Ilâ€™s approval rating dropped to 30.4 percent from 34.1 percent. Independent Jang Dong Hoon (15.2 percent) and Ko Dong Soo (4.7 percent) followed. In Jeju City District B, DUP incumbent Kim Woo Nam seems to have maintained a solid standing with an approval rating of 56.7 percent, followed by Kang Jung Hee Continued on page 2
The 14th annual Seogwipo Yuchae Flower International Walking Festival was held on Olle trail 10 By Jessica Sicard firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorâ€™s note: The 30th Jeju Yuchae Flower Festival will be held April 20 to 29 in Gasi village, Seogwipo City. See Community Calendar on page 16 for more. The 14 th annual Seogwipo Yuchae Flower International Walking Festival, an event organized by the East Asia Flower Walking League, kicked off on March 31 with walkers from around the globe. Jeju locals and internationals alike gathered on this perfect, sunny day to enjoy one of Jejuâ€™s most spectacular spring walking festivals featuring yuchae Continued on page 11
02 Jeju Now INSIDE Exhibitions
The Jeju Weekly Continued from page 1 (6.5 percent, Liberty Forward Party) and Jun Woo Hong (5.4 percent, New Progressive Party). However, 31.4 percent of those surveyed did not specify their candidate of choice. There is a higher percentage of unsure voters because of the recent resignation of Saenuri candidate Bu Sang Il. In Seogwipo City, as Saenuri Party candidate Kang Ji Yong’s approval rating
(21.2 percent) gradually increases, all three candidates seem to be within reach of the seat. Incumbent DUP member Kim Jae Yoon has the highest approval rating of 32.3 percent, followed by Moon Dae Lim (Independent) with 22.6 percent. Because there are 23.9 percent that did not specify their candidate of choice, Seogwipo’s election is expected to be a nailbiter. Ballots from 227 island polling stations will
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be counted after they close at 6 p.m. on April 11. For results for the 19th General Election, please visit our Web site after Election Day. Note: Korean Election Law states that surveys related to the election are prohibited from being conducted six days prior to Election Day, and until after voting ends at 6 p.m.
Jeju in a whole different light
Meet the candidates for Jeju’s three Assembly seats Jeju City, District A
Ska’s Kingston Rudieska
What can be learned from 4.3?
April 3 Massacre
pages 6 - 9
Hyun Kyung Dae, age 73 (#1 - Saenuri Party) A graduate of Seoul National University with a degree in law, he worked as a prosecutor and lawyer. He was elected to the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, and 16th National Assembly. Kang Chang Il, age 60 (#2 - DUP) A graduate of Seoul National University with a Korean history degree, he pays attention to territorial and history-related conflicts. He was elected to the 17th and 18th National Assembly. Jang Dong Hoon, age 47 (#6 - Independent) Jang left the Saenuri Party after they nominated Hyun Kyung Dae and refused to hold a primary election. He graduated from Hallim Technical High School. He was a Jeju provincial assemblyman for the 8th and 9th Provincial Assembly. Ko Dong Soo, age 50 (#7 - Independent) Ko left Saenuri Party on Feb. 1. He graduated from Jeju National University with a law degree and received a Master’s of Public Administration. He also served as Jeju provincial assemblyman for the 7th and 8th Provincial Assembly. Jeju City, District B
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Kim Woo Nam, age 56 (#2 - DUP) Graduated from JNU in management and earned a Master’s degree from Kyunghee University in the same field. Kim served as a provincial assemblyman for the 6th and 7th Provincial Assembly and jumped to the national
level for the 17th and 18th National Assembly. Kang Jung Hee, age 57 (#3 - Liberty Forward Party) A social worker, she received a degree in management from Korea National Open University. Jun Woo Hong, age 49 (#6 - New Progressive Party) Graduated from Yonsei University with a theology degree. Jun was the head of the Jeju Branch of the Democratic Labor Party (a party which has since combined with two others to become the United Progressive Party). His main campaign pledge pertains to the anti-Samsung movement. Seogwipo City Kang Ji Yong, age 59 (#1 - Saenuri Party) A professor of industrial applied economics at JNU, Kang received a Bachelor’s in agriculture at JNU and went to Korea University for his Master’s and Ph.D in agricultural economics. He has placed a strong emphasis on strengthening primary industries. Kim Jae Yoon, age 46 (#2 - DUP) Earned a Ph.D in literature from Myongji University. Kim was elected as an assemblyman for the 17th and 18 th National Assembly. His campaign pledge includes resolving conflicts in Gangjeong and construction of a new airport on Jeju. Moon Dae Lim, age 46 (#6 - Independent) A former DUP member, but left the party after they nominated Kim Jae Yoon without a primary election. Moon made a single candidacy agreement with Ko Chang Hu, former Seogwipo City mayor, who also left DUP after the nomination, and won the primary election. He has a law degree from JNU and was the chairman of the 9th Jeju Provincial Assembly. He emphasizes a need for a new airport in Seogwipo and the creation of more jobs.
Major issues in the Jeju campaign KORUS FTA While conservative (Saenuri Par ty) candidates strongly support the KORUS FTA, independents and DUP candidates oppose it because they believe that Korea, especially Jeju, is not yet ready. They insist more solutions should be considered first. Construction of a second airport This is a topic that is supported by all the candidates except for Jun Woo Hong (New Progressive Party). Gangjeong naval base Two Saenuri Party candidates, Hyun Kyung Dae and Kang Ji Yong, support the continued construction of the naval base, while DUP candidates and independents argue that it should be delayed until further investigation is conducted and social consensus is formed. Development in Seogwipo City All three Seogwipo candidates believe building a new airport on the southside of the island will help reduce the development gap between Jeju City and Seogwipo City.
Jeju’s green image befits a world-class environmental forum
Local green tea producer O’sulloc signs on as a sponsor of September’s World Conservation Congress United’s K-League clash
Jeju’s ‘mini World Cup’
Vegas magician Rick Thomas
By Darryl Coote email@example.com
As the early morning light hit the green rolling hills of the O’sulloc tea garden in Andeok district, Seogwipo City, late last month, those present for the first tea leaf picking of 2012 could say spring had truly arrived on Jeju. Geography has made the first tea crop on Jeju an important event for the domestic tea industry. “Symbolically, it’s important because we’re introducing the fresh [tea] out onto the market first,” said Howard Kim, group director for KPR & Associates. Inc., the public relations firm for O’sulloc farm. “This proves that Jeju is the perfect place to grow tea.” The island’s clean environment is also a fitting venue for the world’s largest environment symposium. Held every four Continued on page 6
The IUCN’s John Kidd poses during a press photo shoot during the first tea picking of the season at O’Sulloc tea garden, in late March. Photo by Darryl Coote
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Jeju provincial government to begin foreign aid program Governor Woo Keun Min: â€˜International aid should be provided not just at a national levelâ€™
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Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the KOICA office in Seongnam City, on March 15. â€œI realize that international aid should be provided not just at a national level but also at the regional government level â€Ś This is only the beginning,â€? said Jeju
Governor Woo Keun Min at the signing ceremony. KOICA was established in 1991 by the Korean government as a government agency to conduct its international aid programs for developing countries effectively. It currently has over 30 overseas offices and provides various programs ranging from governance, education, health, and disaster relief for developing countries. â€œWe, Jeju Island, have received international aid in the past. As a member of
the global community, Jeju has a responsibility to seek out others in need and help them,â€? the governor said. The provincial government hopes to achieve three goals with this MOU. One is to exchange information on overseas development projects and receive feedback from KOICA. The second objective is to increase Jejuâ€™s participation in KOICA training and seminars and to work closely with KOICA. And the third is to work on a collaboration project through the KOICA Jeju office, which is set to be built soon.
The provincial government has made 2012 â€œthe first year of international cooperation and developmentâ€? to maximize the islandâ€™s dedication to helping those in need. As part of this effort, Jeju will try to secure funds for overseas aid and encourage university students to volunteer abroad. Governor Woo also mentioned that Jeju will invite officials from the government of East Timor to this yearâ€™s Jeju Forum, which will be held in May, to discuss in detail how the provincial government can aid their country. In Cambodia, where rural areas suffer from a lack of clean water wells and water management systems, the provincial government hopes to share its past experiences. According to provincial government officer Kim Chan Kil of the Peace and Cooperation Division, Jeju has already allocated 5 million won (US$4,500) to help build a water management system and wells in Cambodia during the first half of this year. In addition, the provincial government will invest 20 million won ($17,000) to send a research team to East Timor for a field investigation to determine what assistance is needed and how Jeju can help.
Claiming Ieodo Rock, an update Giving up on Ieodo is like giving up on Koreaâ€™s future development, says one researcher By Lauren Flenniken
Ieodo has become the center of public attention after recent reports by local and national media that China has once again claimed Ieodo as being part of their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The proclaimed â€œdisputeâ€? between the Chinese and Korean governments was ignited after Liu Cigui, the director of Chinaâ€™s State Oceanic Administration, stated in a March 3 interview with Xinhua News that his administration intended to patrol and enforce domestic law over Chinaâ€™s maritime jurisdiction including the waters surrounding Ieodo rock. Ieodo, internationally known as Socotra Rock, is a submerged rock located 4.6 meters below sea level and according to international maritime law, cannot legally be claimed as territory by either country. The issue at hand is the territorial waters surrounding Ieodo which lies in both Chinaâ€™s and Koreaâ€™s EEZ. â€œFirst of all, we have to understand that the Ieodo issue is not a territorial matter â€Ś because it is 4.6 meters under the seaâ€™s surface,â€? the South Korean President was quoted by Yonhap News as saying. Ieodo, the submerged rock that has been at the center of debate between Korea and China since 1995, is believed by some to be part of a larger scheme exhibiting Chinaâ€™s maritime ambitions. Professor Kim Boo Chan, from Jeju National Universityâ€™s
School of Law, sees no immediate need to worry about this issue. In an interview with Professor Kim, he clarified that according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Ieodo cannot be claimed as territory by either country. However, since both countries have not made an agreement regarding maritime boundaries, both China and South Korea are legally entitled to claim Ieodo as being part of their EEZ. A countryâ€™s EEZ extends 200 nautical miles (370 km) out from its coastal baseline. Since Ieodo is 147 km southwest of Koreaâ€™s southernmost territory, Marado Island and 287 km from Chinaâ€™s furthest territory, Yushando, it currently lies within overlapping EEZs. When overlap occurs, it is up to the states to delineate the actual maritime boundary. In the case of China and Koreaâ€™s overlapping EEZs, Professor Kim believes that â€œthe principal of equidistance or the median line principle, is very appropriate â€” for concluding the maritime boundary between opposite states or adjacent states.â€? This principle would delineate a maritime boundary that lies equal distance from each countries closest territory and would result in Ieodo falling under Koreaâ€™s jurisdiction. However, according to Professor Kim, until this agreement is made, both China and Korea can use those waters for maritime activities including utilization of Navy ships. When two countries cannot come to an
Professor Kim Boo Chan. Photo by Angela Kim
agreement on maritime boundaries through negotiation, Professor Kim explains that â€œcountries can use the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal For The Law Of The Seaâ€? to help settle their dispute. Not everyone agrees on how the Ieodo issue should be resolved. Jung Won Lee, a researcher at the Society of Ieodo Research Corporation, believes that â€œto resolve the Ieodo conflict, public attention is required.â€? He further states that it is important to keep jurisdiction over the waters surrounding Ieodo saying that
â€œgiving up on Ieodo is basically the same as giving up Koreaâ€™s development possibilities in the future.â€? Ieodo Rock currently acts as the foundation for the Ocean Research Station, built in 2003 by the Korean government, which is solely used to measure ocean currents and accumulate data for weather forecasting, fishery, and environmental protection and conservation. Korea and China had been negotiating since 1996 how to demarcate their EEZ but talks came to an inconclusive halt in 2008.
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Jeju in a whole different light The Jayeon Sarang Gallery hosts a wealth of stunning landscape photography by owner Seo Jae Chul By Douglas MacDonald
One day in early summer, a young man was hiking on Mt. Halla when he came upon a beautiful field of azaleas blanketed by a thick fog. The lush colors combined with the incredible atmosphere made him think to himself: “I need to draw a picture or take a photo of this scene right now.” In a moment of clarity, this future photographer and gallery owner chose the latter, and now, 40 years later, Seo Jae Chul is well known for his powerful photos of Jeju landscapes and people. Having photographed the island myself for over 10 years, I have wanted to visit Mr. Seo’s Jayeon Sarang Gallery for a long time and I was not disappointed. Even in the brief time it took to walk with him around the first room in the gallery, I was left aweinspired by his work. “If you walk down the side of that hill a little, you can block out the wind mills when composing your photo,” the youthful 65-year-old said to me in an authoritative voice as I stared at a stunning landscape image of a sunset over Mt. Halla, rays of light bathing the windswept grasses of nearby Ttarabi Oreum in beautiful golden light. We walked on, passing breathtaking winter panoramas of Mt. Halla mixed in with expressive portraits of people in their daily environments. An excellent combination of strong leading lines, raw emotion, perfect light, brilliant, crisp colors, and sharpness of details were evident in each image. As a young man, he had met a photographer who was using an old professional film camera. He had a chance to hold it in
his hands and take a few pictures. It was love at first sight. He soon borrowed a similar camera and took several rolls of film with it. People loved his work and this inspired him to pursue a career in photography. The “old school” photographer inside him remains, still using film despite the rapidly changing digital world around him. None of the images in his gallery have been manipulated in any way. “These are the original photos the way they were on the day I captured them,” he proudly exclaimed. My original intention had been to see some of his other work, a series of aerial photographs, and so, while he stepped outside for a few minutes, I entered a second room and was stunned by what I saw. Taken without the help of a tripod and using fast shutter speeds from high above the landscape, Jeju is shown in a whole different light. Exotic patchworks of deep, green fields contrasted with the yellows of canola flowers and whites of pampas grass so prevalent on the island and dramatic, rocky coastlines pop out at the viewer with amazing “3D” clarity. Mr. Seo returned and as we walked back to the entrance of the gallery, I asked him which photos mean the most to him. “The ones I had to work the hardest to get,” he replied. His advice for aspiring photographers? “Words can be changed easily but photos capture a unique moment in time. Photos are reality ... decisive moments. Find those decisive moments.” Decisive moments. I couldn’t have found better words to describe his beautiful work. (Interpretation by Kim Jung Hee)
Photos by Douglas MacDonald
Jayeon Sarang Photo Gallery 1920-1 Gasi village, Pyoseon district, Seogwipo City Phone: 064-743-3360 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily www.hallaphoto.co.kr
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Koreaâ€™s top ska outfit comes to Jejuâ€™s Miyerang Theatre, April 13
High-energy Kingston Rudieska takes to the road
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Courtesy Kingston Rudieska
By Shawn Despres
South Koreaâ€™s top ska outfit, Kingston Rudieska, are in the midst of a seven-city, cross-country tour. Included in their itinerary is a live appearance at Jeju Cityâ€™s Miyerang Theatre on April 13. Dubbed the â€œWhatska Tour 2012,â€? the trek is the Seoul-based, nine-member actâ€™s first proper Korean tour. â€œOur band has played together for nine years,â€? says vocalist and percussionist Lee Suk Yuel. â€œItâ€™s a little late for us to be doing our first national tour, but better late than never!â€? Next weekendâ€™s concert will be Kingston Rudieskaâ€™s third time performing on Jeju Island. They previously made visits in 2008 and 2011. â€œLast year we played at Jungmun Beach right next to the sea, but the weather wasnâ€™t so good so we were a little disappointed,â€? says bassist Son Hyong Sik. â€œIt was still good, though, because it was our first solo show in Jeju.â€? Despite the weather woes last time around, the band is excited about their return to Jeju Island. â€œEveryone who comes to see us play in Jeju can expect to smile and dance a lot,â€?
promises trumpet player Oh Jeong Seok. â€œWhile weâ€™re in Jeju we want to hang out with the local people, enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, and eat lots of delicious local food. We also want to show our support for the people protesting the Gangjeong military base. Jeju should be about peace and nature, not conflict.â€? Brimming with positive vibes, Kingston Rudieska gigs are always high-energy affairs. Possessing a strong stage presence, the band choose to lead by example during live sets. They know that if all nine members are bopping around and having fun, then audiences will behave exactly the same. â€œOne of the great things about ska music is that people who arenâ€™t familiar with the style can still easily dance along to it,â€? says guitarist Seo Jae Ha. â€œThe genre has a wide appeal, so whenever we play people are always happy.â€? The idea to form Kingston Rudieska came after Oh and trombonist Choi Chul Wook met at a pajeon restaurant in 2004. They knew early on that they wanted Kingston Rudieska to have a lot of members. They like that being in a big group helps them create a fuller sound live and on albums. They also enjoy that whenever they eat out there is no shortage of food to sample with so many people ordering
different dishes. There are a few disadvantages, though. Traveling with a large band can be expensive. And keeping track of everyone is sometimes a challenge. â€œWe played outside of Seoul a few years ago,â€? says Oh. â€œWe stopped at a highway rest stop for a few minutes and Jae Ha went to the bathroom but didnâ€™t tell anyone. He put a coffee can on top of the car as a signal that he hadnâ€™t returned yet. But we didnâ€™t know that and left without him. When he came out of the bathroom all he saw was a spilled can of coffee on the ground.â€? â€œFortunately we realized a few minutes later that we had left him behind. Because we were on the highway, we couldnâ€™t turn around and go back. He had to run down the side of the highway to meet up with us.â€? Kingston Rudieska issued their â€œSkafictionâ€? debut in 2008 and their â€œSka Bless Youâ€? sophomore effort in 2010. They will wrap up work on their third full-length after completing their Korean tour and plan to release the album this summer. â€œWe all have different tastes in music,â€? says Son. â€œWeâ€™re trying to incorporate some of the other styles we love with ska, so listeners will hear a lot more variety on our new record.â€?
â€œI want our new music to touch peopleâ€™s hearts,â€? says Lee. Kingston Rudieska play the Miyerang Theatre in Jeju City on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Jeju ska act Socialism will open the show. Tickets are 25,000 won in advance and 30,000 won at the door. For more information, visit Kingstonrudieska.com or Facebook.com/rudieska2004.
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‘The Jeju 4.3 event is a microcosm of Korean politics’ Dr. Kim Hun Joon discusses what can be learned from the Jeju Massacre By Darryl Coote firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kim Hun Joon, winner of the 2008 American Political Science Association Best Dissertation Award in the human rights category, has been researching the Jeju Massacre since 2001 with the purpose of better understanding the politics of Korea. His work on the massacre has been frequently referenced and consulted during The Weekly’s coverage of those tragic events on the island during 1948 to 1954, commonly referred to as 4.3 in Korean. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Kim, who is currently a Research Fellow at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, at the end of last year during a conference we both spoke at about the Jeju Massacre. Though coming at the topic from two very different angles — he as a researcher and I as a journalist — his understanding of the events was not only vast but also rather applicable, especially compared to work by other academics. This email interview concerning the doctor’s thoughts and opinions about the Jeju Massacre was conducted late last month.
What is the ultimate goal you would like to achieve through your research?
I am interested in understanding Korea as a nation. Thus, I want to understand who we are and how we got to where we are right now in terms of politics, the economy, society as a whole, culture, and even the division of the peninsula. Understanding the Jeju 4.3 events, and through the process of trying to unearth facts, South Koreans finally established the 4.3 Truth Commission and started to address past human rights violations.
armed uprising — whether it is a communist rebellion or a popular uprising. Although there has been a considerable amount of research done on the causes of the events, it is still not enough to determine their characteristics. In addition, the people of Jeju have suffered for a long time under consecutive anticommunist regimes and their struggle to find truth and restore the victims’ honor has not seen much study. The history of the movement is a story of victory, and the 50 years of activism could act as a lesson to other countries. This part, in particular,
Continued from page 2 years, 2012 marks Jeju’s turn to host the World Conservation Congress (WCC). The Korean government signed O’sulloc to be an official sponsor of the six-day event, Sept. 6 to Sept. 15. In recognition of this agreement and the first tea picking of the season in the O’sullock tea fields, members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) — the parent organization of the congress — Jeju WCC Promotion Office employees, and WCC Korea Organizing Committee members were on hand for a press event. “Sulloc tea and its parent, Amorae Pacific, are sponsoring the congress and supporting the congress and all the aims of the congress as well,” said IUCN Director of Global Communications John Kidd. “And of course the congress being here in Jeju, it
What is the best way for Jeju to move on from the pain of the massacre?
The social movement’s 50-year history of trying to find truth and restore honour to the victims has been an important way to redress the pains inflicted by the Jeju 4.3 events. And the involvement of the general public, victims, activists, journalists, politicians, students, and intellectuals has all contributed to the process. In a way, this process has been an important avenue to
The Jeju people’s struggle to find truth and restore the victims’ honor has not seen much study Dr. Kim Hun Joon
When and why did you start researching the Jeju Massacre?
The Jeju 4.3 massacres are the first instances of state violence in South Korea. I was at first interested in the issue of North Korean refugees and went to the US to study North Korean defectors in 2001 at the University of Minnesota. However, as I studied politics and human rights issues around the Korean peninsula, I realised that there have been many instances of gruesome and systemic human rights violations and state violence in South Korea. I then conducted some preliminary research, starting from the most recent instances of torture and disappearance under authoritarianism like what occurred in Gwangju. Then I worked my way back through civilian massacres during the Korean War like in Geochang, those involving the Bodo League, and committed against prisoners. I then ended up studying the Jeju 4.3 events.
about the Jeju 4.3 events.
Within the 4.3 events one can see the role of foreign powers, popular resistance to oppressive rule, ideological divide, conflict, the escalation of violence, the cruelty of state violence and instances perpetrated by paramilitary rightist youth group members [the North West Youth League], 50 years of silence, and continuous social movements. The Jeju 4.3 events and the process that followed the massacres is a microcosm of Korean politics. I’ve tried to understand Korean politics through the Jeju 4.3 events.
has to be studied further.
In your opinion, what is the greatest misconception about 4.3?
The study of the Jeju 4.3 events has been focused on its characteristics as being an
When we think about the Jeju 4.3 events, and especially when it is presented to the public, people often understand it as either a communist rebellion or a popular uprising. During the ideologically conflicted years before 1987, this dichotomous understanding of 4.3 has been consolidated and reaffirmed. However, we have to understand that the Jeju 4.3 events are multifaceted with different phases of communist armed protests with popular support of the initial uprising and phases of mass suffering. We have to see all of its phases in order to understand the truth
is wonderful that Sulloc being such an important part of the Jeju economy is supporting the congress.” He added that not only will O’sulloc be a WCC sponsor, but “all the delegates who come to the congress — thousands and thousands of people — they’ll all have a chance to have some Sulloc green tea.” Since 2009 the farming of the tea is 100 percent organic and a growing local business, so “it’s nice that a congress like the WCC, which is so much about sustainability, environmentally friendly agriculture has a supporter like O’sulloc green tea,” said Kidd. With less than six months until Jeju hosts the congress, Kidd told The Weekly about some of the latest developments. For one, the IUCN has been promoting the congress, and will continue to do so, through its various international events
like the upcoming Rio+20 conference in Brazil this June. During this event, the IUCN — along with several Korean members — will be on hand to promote the Jeju WCC. Kidd also outlined work on the World Leaders’ Dialog — a series of five debates by heads of state, important environmentalists, and business leaders, as well as a first in the WCC’s 64-year history — and elaborated on the themes that will be tackled during these sessions. Nature+Climate, Nature+Food, and Nature+Economy, will look to find “naturebased solutions to climate change, food security, and economic growth,” Kidd said. Nature+People will look at how societies manage and preserve nature through governance, and Nature+Life will examine the importance of biodiversity to our existence by questioning the economic and
What aspects of the Jeju Massacre do you think need more research?
cure the island of its scars, and all these efforts have now been concentrated by the Jeju April 3 Peace Foundation. I believe the best way to redress the remaining pains still felt on the island is to first of all have all previously important research actors —the 4.3 Research Institute, The 4.3 Bereaved Families Committee, the provincial alliance, students, and journalists — work together with the Jeju April 3 Peace Foundation. The foundation could act in a leadership position but the role of the other parties is important in corroborating the foundation’s work and to balance their activities. (This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)
social value of nature. Currently, the Jeju WCC Promotion Office is planning to transform the congress into a month-long affair expanding the venue from just the International Convention Center Jeju in Jungmun, Seogwipo City, to various locations on the island like the Haenyeo Museum in the northeast and other cultural sites. “We have already meet the [residences] of the 11 spots and they support our plan,” said Kim Yang Bo, director of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province WCC Promotion Office. “They have come together to make the congress.” He told The Weekly that the 11 locations have already compiled a total of 350 different programs that include festivals, concerts, and workshops to highlight the different village cultures and histories.
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Remember the victims of 4.3
Editorial illustrator Stephen Krohn is from Tucson, Arizona where he earned a BFA from the University of Arizona in painting and drawing. After university, he joined the Peace Corps and headed off to Chittagong, Bangladesh for two years. He has been living on Jeju for the past three years pursuing many of his passions, including hiking, the outdoors, and bird watching. StephenKrohn.blogspot.com Scenes from the April 3rd Peace Park in Jeju City, on April 3. Photos by Douglas MacDonald
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The first person to make wristbands a mainstream means of collecting donations was the American cyclist Lance Armstrong, who raised money for cancer patients all over the world. At Korea University, seven members of a club called SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) came together and started a project making and selling wristbands to help Korean women who were abused and made sex slaves by the Japanese military (also known as â€œcomfort womenâ€?). Inspired by these cases, we formed a group of 16 students at Jeju National University and decided that it is necessary to acknowledge the pain and sorrow and console the victims and their family members for what they must have gone through during the April 3 Massacre. We call ourselves â€œhere N ow.â€? This name was originally â€œHere and Now.â€? We wanted the name to show that our thoughts are with those who were killed during the massacre. Their souls still touch our lives. The April 3 Massacre is a historical event that created a large number of victims, a number second to only the casualties of the Korean War. However, most of us remain unaware of the seriousness of this tragic event. Instead of trying to figure out who to blame, first and foremost we need to understand and reach out to the victims and their family members. As university students, we want to raise awareness among locals and students, and as a way to spread the word, we are making April 3 memorial wristbands. The major aim of our project is to express our sincere respect and affection to the victims and their families, many of whom have been shut out of their community by many citizens, islanders, and young people like us. As a way of showing that their sacrifice was not in vain, these easy to wear wristbands have the inscription, â€œYou and I together can make this April springtime warmer.â€? We are raising money and recruiting donors, but our wristbands will be distributed free of charge to those interested. All donations will be sent to the 4.3 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Committee. Han Seung Hyo (email@example.com) is a 4th year law student at Jeju National University. (This article has been edited for length and clarity. Translated by Song Hannim.)
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TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
Jeju Massacre remembered, 64 years on Prime Minister Kim Hwang Sik says 4.3 is a warning against ‘excessive ideological conflicts’ By Darryl Coote firstname.lastname@example.org
At the April 3rd Peace Park in Jeju City, the island commemorated 64 years since the breakout of the Jeju Massacre (known as 4.3 in Korean). It is one of the deadliest armed conflicts in Korea’s modern history. The cold, windy weather prevented the Jeju April 3 memorial service from taking place at the outdoor All Soul’s Altar as planned. It forced roughly 7,000 attendees to cram into the park’s main building. Participating in the ceremony was Jeju Governor Woo Keun Min, former Prime Minister and current Democratic United Party leader Han Myeong Sook, Jeju Provincial Assembly Chairman Oh Chung Jin, Jeju April 3 Peace Foundation President Kim Young Hoon, the 4.3 Bereaved Families Committee President Hong Sung Su, and a large selection of local politicians. In lieu of South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, Prime Minister Kim Hwang Sik attended. During the Jeju Massacre, beginning on April 3, 1948 and continuing until 1954, an estimated 30,000 Jeju residents were killed, mostly by South Korean forces, due to the worry that Jeju Island had become home to a growing number of Communists and sympathizers for the newly formed North Korea. After the massacre, all public discussion about it was censored. Anyone who
mentioned the event was considered a Communist and punishment ran from being shunned by their community to being imprisoned and tortured. It was only until the 1990s, after Korea became a democracy, that the people of Jeju openly fought for the event to be publicly recognized. In 2000, the Korean government passed a Special Act to uncover what happened during these violent seven years. Six years ago, then South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun visited Jeju and apologized to the island’s citizens for the government’s involvement in the massacre. The service began at 11 a.m. inside the park’s 250-seat auditorium, which was filled with politicians and government officials. The majority of the people, some loudly voicing their anger at the haphazard changes caused by the inclement weather, had to sit throughout the building and watch the ceremony on televisions. During his speech, Governor Woo spoke of how the massacre is not simply a part of Jeju’s history but that of Korea’s as well, adding that the government’s title for the events, “the Jeju April 3 Incident,” should be changed. “I think Jeju 4.3 has not earned a complete and proper name yet. Its name will come when every Korean sympathizes with the brutal historic truth of 4.3 and memorizes the spirit of Jeju 4.3 and commemorates those spirits of 4.3,” said Governor Woo. Prime Minister Kim then took to the podium
and said that the massacre should act as a warning against “excessive ideological conflicts” and that the government has done their utmost to honor the victims. He acknowledged, however, those who feel the government should do more for the people who have been affected by the massacre. “You may feel that it is still not enough, however the government will keep striving to honor those 4.3 victims and their family members. The 4.3 Incident, which was clarified and officially apologized for by the government, should not be used nor be put on the sacrificial table for draining ideology conflicts, anymore,” the prime minister said. The final speaker, Hong Sung Su, president of the 4.3 Bereaved Families Committee, expressed his sorrow that the president did not attend the event and made three requests of the central government: To make April 3 a national holiday; to host another registration period for victims and their families who were unable to do so for the government’s research into the massacre in 2003; and to look after the welfare of those who have been registered as victims. With the conclusion of the speeches and a poem by high school student Kim Hyun Gyung, all the dignitaries paid their respects to those who were killed some six decades ago by placing white flowers upon an altar as burning incense wafted in the air.
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Until about a decade ago, Korean Law prohibited people from talking about the Jeju Massacre or anything related to April 3rd or communism. This has resulted in a historical void in regard to the seven years of armed conflict on the island between 1948 and 1954. In 1948, shortly after South Korea was established, the South Korean National Assembly passed the National Traitors Act which outlawed the Workers Party of South Korea and vilified any act or persons deemed socialist. For nearly 50 years after the Jeju Massacre, Korean citizens could be arrested, beaten, and jailed for merely mentioning it. For nearly four decades, the Jeju Massacre was ignored by the government. And it was only in 1992, with the discovery of the remains of massacre victims in Darangshi cave, that the massacre began to receive national attention. In response, the government ordered the cave sealed as an act to further suppress this horrible scar in Korean history. It wasn’t until April 2006 that the survivors and the families of massacre victims received
any apology, recognition or compensation when then President Roh Moo Hyun, made the first public apology to the citizens of Jeju and the remaining survivors. However, six years after President Roh’s apology, Korean citizens still do not know the events surrounding what is known by Korean as 4.3. In 1987 democracy was brought to Korea which resulted in social and political movements lead by students, journalists, and activists motivated by their desire to uncover the truth surrounding the events of 4.3. In 2000, the South Korean government created the South Korean Truth Commission which was established to investigate these “lost” historical events. Still, many of the facts surrounding the event’s of the Jeju Massacre are little known, if at all, to South Korean citizens. In a previous article by The Jeju Weekly dated Jan. 15, 2010 (Issue 17), a history teacher from the mainland stated that the general public does not know about the massacre and choose not to bother themselves with this tragic imagery. However, a younger generation of Koreans seem to disagree. Seoul resident Nam Hyuna, 32, stated that she had not been taught anything about the Jeju Massacre before she entered college and
even then, she was taught very little. When asked what she knew about the event Nam responded that she “can’t say anything [about 4.3] because there is not enough info about that event. Media and people say different things.” Like many other young Koreans, Nam would love to learn more about this important part of Korean history. “It would be great to know [about this] part of Korean history,” she said, adding that she hopes the Korean government will investigate and reveal the truth about 4.3. For Jeju residents, knowledge regarding the 4.3 events is more commonplace even though it is not officially taught in school. When asked about 4.3 a local high school student said, “It is very basic knowledge for [a] Jeju person!” but admitted that “it is not regulation curricular” and that when it does come up in school, it is only given a small amount of time in the classroom. In researching this story, The Jeju Weekly approached the Ministry of Education for comment about the Jeju Massacre and the national school curriculum, but as of publication The Weekly had not received a reply. — Ed.
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â€˜Last official researchâ€™ on victims begins PLVVLQJSHUVRQVWKHYLFWLPVŇ‹KRPHYLOODJHV and the stigma of having experience 4.3 to be examined in new government project By Darryl Coote firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jeju April 3 Peace Foundation began a new government research project this March investigating the Jeju Massacre (commonly known as 4.3 in Korean) with the purpose of filling in gaps that the foundationâ€™s previous report, released in 2003, was unable to answer. The Jeju Massacre was seven years of armed conflict on the island. Between 1948 and 1954, an estimated 30,000 Jeju citizens were killed, with a large majority of those deaths caused by government forces. For decades the government squelched all public debate about the massacre, and blamed the deaths on supposed Communists. The 2003 report publicly revealed that this was not the case. According to Jeju April 3 Peace Foundation Researcher and one of seven researchers working on the new project, Park Chan Sik, with the release of the 2003 report, the government publicly admitted to killing its own people. â€œThe government is admitting that a lot of people died â€Ś It is very important that the government accepted the fact that about 80 percent died because of government forces. It is very hard for a government to accept that it killed so many people, that is why it is important,â€? Park told The Weekly at his Jeju April 3rd Peace Park office in late March. The new research project, which will take three years to complete at a cost of 200 million won annually, picks up where the other one left off. Its purpose is threefold: to
uncover the truth of what happened to 5,000 people (assumed dead) who went missing during the massacre and have yet to be accounted for, to determine which villages victims of the massacre were from, and to understand the aftereffects of the massacre upon Jeju citizens who lived through the tragedy. â€œAll three aspects we had a hard time finding the truth last time because we heavily relied upon government documents and records,â€? Park said. He continued that on top of that, for the 2003 report there were very few documents to go through. Since the 2003 report, a list of roughly 15,000 victims of the massacre has been complied and will be used for the foundationâ€™s new project. This list will be compared to research done by other 4.3 (mostly private) institutes and recorded interviews to try and piece together the stories of the 5,000 missing people. â€œIt is very hard to find missing persons on government documents â€Ś We are going to use the bottom up approach,â€? he said. The second endeavor of the research project will be to identify the villages of those who were killed during the massacre. This information, he said, is not necessarily crucial but it will help to create a fuller picture of the massacre. The third, and most timely aspect of this research, is that the foundation will attempt to understand the effects of the massacre on those who lived through it, like the stigma surrounding surviving family members of a person who was killed for being a suspected Communist. It is widely known, though there
Park Chan Sik. Photo by Darryl Coote
has been little supporting research, that people have be ostracized within Jeju society if they had a relative who was killed during the massacre. â€œWe are looking into psychological disadvantages the victims had to suffer through, especially those linked to the family. That is if your mother or father was arrested you must be a Commie,â€? Park said. 2012 marks 64 years since the massacre occurred and those who experienced the tragedy are getting older with many of them having already passed away. This, Park said, will make their research more difficult. â€œItâ€™s been over 10 years since the 2003 report came out and itâ€™s been over 60 years since 4.3 actually happened and a lot of people are dying or have passed away so in some sense this will be the last official research being conducted on actual victims,â€? said Park. â€œSo I feel a duty to keep good records.â€?
PTSD and looking after the survivors â€˜Imagine seeing your parents shot right in front of your eyesâ€™: Psychiatrist Kim Moon Doo
Dr. Kim Moon Doo. Photo by Angela Kim
By Angela Kim email@example.com
As of 2011, approximately 14,000 people were officially recognized by the government as victims of the 4.3 massacre, while over 30,000 were registered as family members
who lost loved ones during this seven-year seven-month period from 1948 to 1954 known as 4.3 in Korea. Every year on April 3, a Jeju 4.3 massacre commemoration ceremony is held to remember and honor those who lost their lives and share the sorrow felt by family members. However, what about those who lived through and survived the Jeju 4.3 massacre? Most of the survivors are now in their late 60s or older, and still vividly remember what happened. With the 4.3 Special Act, only 175 people were recognized as disabled due to the massacre. Less than a hundred are still alive. Yet, the Jeju government census shows that there are over 30,000 people 70 years of age or older living on the island who possibly experienced the massacre. â€œTwo out of three people who survived the 4.3 massacre can be diagnosed with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after 60 some years,â€? says Associate Professor of Psychiatry Kim Moon Doo at Jeju National University.
In 2008, a survey was conducted to demonstrate mental status of those survivors. The survey was distributed to 134 Jeju 4.3 disabled persons. Only 70 finished surveys were returned and analyzed. The survey contained questions to measure the participantâ€™s overall mental health. Measures included Activities of Daily Living Scale, social support measures, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom ScaleInterview (PPS-I) along with Impact of Event Scale. The average age of the participants was 78.1. The sample was 59.1 percent male and 40.9 percent female with 66.7 percent having graduated from elementary school, while 33.3 percent did not receive any formal education. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM IV TR) states that individuals may suffer from PTSD after â€œ(1) the person experienced, Continued on page 14
10 JDC Junior Journalists
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TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
The JDC-Jeju Weekly Junior Journalist program is a five-month course where teens learn how to report from meaningful spots in Jeju with the help of native English speakers. On March 24, the second journalism field trip was to Saryeoni Forest. The following are group reports from teams 3 and 4.
Students visit Saryeoni Forest on March 24 to report on one of Jeju City’s most mysterious places. Photos by Angela Kim
Saryeoni Forest, competing A day of leisurely walking to for your Saturdays be had at Saryeoni Forest By Kim Min Kyu, Shin Seo, Kim Yeon Jin, Kim Ji Hyeon, and Lee Ha Jeong
The Saryeoni Forest path is one of the most mysterious regions in Jeju Island. It contains its own ecosystem. There are many kinds of trees which can’t be seen in the city. On March 24, the day we visited the forest, the cold weather made our hands freeze, but the sunshine and the clear sky announced the arrival of spring. When we arrived at Saryeoni Forest, we walked for about 10 minutes until we found a rest area and interviewed Saryeoni Forest guide Na Ok Shil. “The name ‘Saryeoni’ means the inside of the forest, a secret deep in the mountains. In this forest, humans and nature coexist. The section of the forest accessible to hikers is about 10 kilometers long. Nowadays, weekday visitors are about 500 and on the weekends about three times that number visit Saryeoni. The reason why we don’t equip garbage cans is to protect animals from losing their natural state. If they eat food from the cans, their food chain’s balance will be destroyed.” When we were walking on a small bridge that went over a stream, we met a young couple with a baby. “In my opinion, I think the finest point [of the forest] is that the road is easy to
walk on,” she said. We came across a group of university students visiting the island from the mainland. Ha Ham Min, 22, said that he first learned of the forest on the Internet while planning his trip to the island. When asked how the Saryeoni Forest could be improved Ha suggested that there should be more things to see while walking. Lastly, he said that compared to other forests, he thinks that the Saryeoni Forest road is the easiest to walk. Not far away from the stream, we encountered Jung Jae Hyung, a telecommunications worker, who also came to Jeju for travel. He said that since the road is relatively flat, everybody can easily walk through and enjoy Saryeoni Forest. However, he said that it would be better if they would make more signs along the path. Next, we spoke with advice columnist Ko Mi Hwa who said she often comes to the forest to exercise. She said that the forest’s main strength is that “[the walking path has a] very gentle slope, so we can walk it easily.” She added that for the forest to improve, management needs to install more facilities like restrooms. All in all, the Saryeoni Forest is sure to give you a sense of satisfaction and beauty as long as it is preserved.
By Cho Min Ji, Kim Baek San, Kim Min Ji, Jeong Ye Rim, and Kang Se Hee firstname.lastname@example.org
Saryeoni Forest, in Jeju City, is a place full of birds, wildlife, and plants. When the junior journalists visited it on March 24, the weather was cold and windy. But the place was so beautiful. It’s no surprise that the meaning of Saryeoni is “holy place.” Na Ok Shin, a Saryeoni Forest guide, recently sat down with the junior journalists at one of the serene rest areas spread throughout the forest and said that the entire forest is home to lots of wild animals. “Many crows live here and most of them are large-beaked ravens. They are bigger than familiar crows. Other wild animals like wild boar, woodpeckers, deer, weasels, snakes, squirrels, and etc. live here, too,” she said, adding that none of them are dangerous but occasionally a person will accidentally step on a snake and be bitten in retaliation. Tomomi, a Japanese tourist traveling Korea with her family, was walking through the forest on March 24. She told the junior journalists that “Saryeoni Forest showed us things that are impossible to see in Seoul [like] roe deer, pheasants, and many trees like the Japanese cedar.” Her husband added, “We are happy to be
walking in peace at long last with my family, and we hope to come back to Saryeoni Forest again when we have a chance.” At the rock bridge, where a stream meets the forest, Kang Eun Young said she came to the forest because “[when] walking with other people I have the chance to talk with them ... it is so nice.” When asked what her favorite part of the forest was, she said, “I don’t really know because I have just arrived, but being in nature is the best part of all.” She said she wanted to recommend Saryeoni Forest to her family. Of course, not everything runs as well as one might hope. This beautiful Forest also has problems. According Na, the forest receives too many visitors, with the most serious problem that the forest faces being garbage. People eat lunch in Saryeoni and forget to take their trash with them, Na said. They also drink water while walking and throw their bottles into the forest. As more people visit the forest, this problem will become more serious. The solution may be limiting the number of visitors. Perhaps a good solution would be to increase the number of garbage bins. The JDC Junior Journalists urge all visitors to make sure they leave the park as good or better than they found it. Because as our afternoon there taught us that this is a beauty worthy of visiting and preserving.
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TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
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The 14th annual Seogwipo Yuchae Flower International Walking Festival was held on Olle Course No. 10 Continued from page 1 (canola) flowers, one of Jeju’s most strikingly beautiful sites when in full bloom. I had the opportunity to participate in the 10k walk on Sunday, April 1, Day Two of the festival. As walkers gathered and stretched in preparation for their walk, a local group of musicians dazzled spectators with a fantastic drum show. The Japanese consulate from Jeju City was also present, providing walkers with Japanese green tea for an extra boost. This year, the festival took place near the start of Olle Course No. 10. Sunday’s trek covered parts of Olle Course No. 9, but eventually veered off into neighboring farming communities where participants had a chance to experience farming culture in Jeju decked out in yellow yuchae flowers. While the blazing yellow flowers were gorgeous, especially on a day where the weather conditions were ideal, I didn’t find the flowers to be particularly plentiful. I imagined myself dancing through a field of yellow yuchae flowers and singing tunes from “The Sound of Music,” but alas, this was not possible. Walkers kept to a paved route lined in yuchae flowers instead. One thing that should be kept in mind though is that these festivals are not just about the flowers, but about the people you walk with. The positive energy at the festival was unavoidable. Participants from all walks of life were at the festival. The Korea-Japan Friendship Association had a large group present on
both days of the festival, and they even had a flag and their own team uniform. Recent Woosong University graduates Bae Song Yi, Daejeon native, and Kim Hye Ji, Cheonnan native, attended the festival so they could experience Jeju nature and get some exercise. These women recently relocated to Jeju Island to teach tourism classes to high school students. A friendly Korean family from Jeju City (Ko Hyeok Bin, mother Ju Hyeon Jung, and father Ko Jong Pil) chose to come out to enjoy the flowers and get a little bit of exercise. A few Russian tourists were present, including Ivanova Elena who was very excited to check out the flowers. Horiuchi Tomoko, a Tokyo native living in Jeju City, was walking with her husband and five-year-old dog, Nina. Tomoko recently move to Jeju Island and saw this festival as a way to discover some of Jeju’s treasures. Jeni Pop, a Romania native, was there with her Korean husband, Lee Byong Mun. This couple from Seoul mentioned that this is probably their ninth festival, and they keep coming back for more because they love Jeju Island and the flower festival course changes every year. Going 14 years strong now, the Yuchae Flower International Walking Festival has pleased and will continue to please walkers for years to come. For more of Jessica’s photos from the festival, please go to our Web site. — Ed.
Jeju Olle walking course 13
Photos by Jessica Sicard
Reservoir (3) - Special Forces Brigade Trail (4.7) - old tree trail (6.6) - bracken path (7.4) - Nakcheon Village Nakcheon stone path - Yongseondalri (11.1) - winding path (11.7) - Jeoji Oreum (12.5) - Jeoji Community Center 16.4 km, finish — Course takes about seven hours to complete A B C D E F G H I J
The following is another article in our Hike Jeju series assessing Jeju Olle walking trails. For an index of the rating system, please consult our Web site (shortened URL: goo.gl/jkxO6) — Ed.
Course No. 13 Grade: 37.5 (16th overall) Route: Yongsu Port; Jeolbuam (start, 0.0 km) - cemetery intersection (1.5) - restored field path (2.1) - Yongsu
Natural scenery and landscape Conditions of the trail (QYLURQPHQWDOGDPDJH lack of footprint on the area Bilingual opportunities &URZGFRQWURO compared to how many people are using trail Facilities around the area Improvements 3DUNSODQQLQJDUFKLWHFWXUH Short-term impression factor Long-term impression factor
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Strengths: There are two reasons to walk this trail, the collection of chairs at Nakcheon Village and Jeoji Oreum. Nakcheon is a bit of an oddity in an area where farms prevail. The passion and craftsmanship are apparent in every piece, and also appear before and after on the trail in many spots to rest at certain selective points. And never to be forgotten is Jeoji Oreum, another top 10 spot on the Olle trails. The view at the top is worth every second to get there.
Weaknesses: A whole lot of nothing on the trail besides the two spots mentioned above. English learning opportunities: Jeolbuam, Yonsu Reservoir, Special Forces Brigade Trail, Brackeny path, Winding path, Jeoji Oreum Quotable: “At the entrance to [Nakcheon] village’s activity center stands an enormous wooden chair, composed of 28 smaller chairs, which [Yang Gi Hoon] made. He said that the structure is a metaphor for the world. Although we may all come from different places and have different ways of living, “we are one because of our differences.” One day, he hopes to fill the 28 chairs with people from different places in the world. Whether their place of origin is a big city or a small village, he feels that every culture is a necessary component of the world.” — Melissa Trias, The Jeju Weekly For the following links, please consult our Web site: The Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 21 The Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 22 The Jeju Weekly, Newest Jeju Olle course a haven with a twist The Jeju Weekly, Village of humble roots The Jeju Weekly, Double the pleasure KTO, Course No. 13
Text and photos by Steve Oberhauser
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TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
Jeju steels itself for the long 2012 K-League season By Ade Alabi email@example.com
In 2010, Jeju United had its best standings in the last 10 years by placing second in the K-League. Their goal now is to improve on that record. Despite the setback a year ago when they landed in a disappointing ninth place, the Orange has been looking to reverse their missteps this year. They made some additions during the offseason and those additions have paid off so far. The additions of Brazilian striker Robert, South Korean striker Seo Don Hyeon, and Australian defender Adrian Madaschi have helped propel this team to become a championship contender. Winning a championship would be Jeju United’s first title since 1989, when they were still a Seoul team. Jeju United’s frontline has had very strong performances. Orange striker Bae Il Hwan is having one of the best starts this season. Bae led the team in scoring with three goals. He is also in the top 10 among scorers in the league. The other strikers, Robert, Jair, and Santos, have continued to dominate their opponents with ball handling and penetrating skills. They have each scored a goal in the last four games. These athletes each have the potential to lead the league in scoring. In recent games Seo Don Hyeon has emerged as a formidable scorer. Seo’s two-goal performance against Daejeon Citizen has given him three goals for the season, earning him a spot in the top 10 in scoring. Notwithstanding having a strong offensive front line, the Orange defense has struggled in recent weeks. In the last
four games, the Orange have given up six goals, including the two goals by Gwangju in the last four minutes that cost the Orange the match on March 18. The defense also faced a bigger challenge when their top defender, Madaschi suffered an injury during that same match. Madaschi has been out for the last two games. After each week, the defense has steadily improved. Led by Park Jin Ok, the defense have made some stunning blocks in times when Daejeon Citizen had a great chance of scoring. Ok’s smothering defense on Daejeon Citizen helped Jeju United record their first shutout of the season. Jeju United has struggled on the road. There were some setbacks on their first trip to the mainland. They had a draw with Busan I’Park and suffered a disheartening loss to Gwangju. After their loss, the Orange dropped to seventh place in the standings. With the threat of losing a chance to contend for a championship, the Orange were able to make a comeback and secure wins over the Suwon Bluewings, and Daejeon Citizen. As a result of back-to-back victories, the Orange has climbed back into the top three standings. Currently, the Orange has three wins, one loss, and one draw. They have earned 10 points so far and are ranked third in the league. After their first loss of the season at the hands of Jeju, the Suwon Bluewings, who dropped to fifth place, has currently regained the top spot after their victory over FC Seoul. The number one team lead with 12 points. The team in second place is Gwangju with 11 points. Jeju United is two points behind first. Jeju faced the number sixth ranked Daegu at home last weekend. Go to The Weekly’s Web site for the latest results.
Robert, right, celebrates his first goal of the season with teammate Bae Il Hwan, in an April 1 match against Daejeon. Photo by Darryl Coote
Five games in, Jeju United is finding its stride Coach Park Kyung Hoon talks strategy as the Orange break their away losing streak By Darryl Coote
Jeju United FC close out March with a decent 2-1-1 record, and with their first away win of the season against Daejeon on April 1, the Orange currently sit in third based on goal differential. After a strong start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Incheon United on March 4, the Orange took a step back a week later with a tie away against Busan I’Park and then a 2-1 loss in Gwangju on March 18. Things seemed to be continuing on this downward spiral for Jeju at home against the Suwon Bluewings, the first seated team in the league, on March 24. Jeju came out of the gate lackluster and couldn’t produce strong scoring chances. “I believe the aftermath of losing the last game [to Gwangju] and playing against Suwon, the best team, they were tense and nervous in the first half and didn’t play their best,” Jeju United Head Coach Park Kyung Hoon told The Weekly at United’s clubhouse in Seogwipo City. That first half, Park said, was the only half this season that Jeju didn’t play the game their way. But that all changed during the second half, when Jeju played one of the best 45 minutes this reporter has seen them produce. So, what exactly happened in the locker room during halftime? “I didn’t say anything,” Park said. “I don’t really yell at my players or kind of coach them, I don’t say that kind of stuff. The less I say the better.” Coach Park said he highlighted Suwon’s weaknesses and substituted a couple of the midfielders. That was it. Jeju came out guns blazing, netting two and dropping Suwon from first to third place in the K-League table (though they
Coach Park Kyung Hoon. Photo courtesy Jeju United
have since reclaimed the top spot). “This game was a big turning point. If we had lost, it would have done too much damage,” he said. “Winning
not only gave us points, but gave the players confidence that they can be the best team.” “If we had lost, it would make it very rough for the players to get into the first league,” Coach Park said, referring to the reformed K-League which sees the top eight teams moving on to fight for the title, while the bottom eight compete to not be in the bottom two and regulated to the second tier of Korean football. That game also marked the first goal for newly signed Robert, who netted a deflection by the Suwon keeper in the 59th minute. “Everyone on the front line had a goal except for him,” Park said. “Everyone, and Robert himself, was expecting [a goal in the fourth game] ... so it will be an esteem boost for him.” “He will score more now.” It’s early in the season, but Jeju’s clear weakness so far has been away games. Park said everyone at United thinks they should at least beat “one of the lower teams like Gwangju” and when they lost their one-goal lead in the 88th minute on a penalty shot “they had a break down.” Fortunately for the Orange, their away losing streak came to an end on April 1 with them blanking Daejeon Citizen 3-0. Before the game Park said that “[Daejeon] are in a pretty desperate situation and they are playing at home so if they lose they are done, reputation wise,” Park explained. “They are going to be willing to fight.” With the three points Jeju picked up, they are now only two behind first place Suwon Bluewings and what started off as a decent opening month of the season looks to be developing into a good chance at chasing down a title. Go to The Weekly’s Web site for coverage of the Jeju versus Daegu home game on April 7. They take on Ulsan at home on April 11. Kick off is 3 p.m.
TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
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Thhe 422nd Baekkhogi juniorr soccer touurnament saw w Seeogwipo High School toppiing its division By Kim Jung Lim
From March 30 to April 1, the 42 nd Baekhogi — a famous annual Jeju junior soccer tournament on the island — was held at the Jeju Sports Complex in Jeju City. Known as the “mini World Cup” of Jeju, it garnered a lot of attention from schools, soccer fans, and the press, including KCTV, Jeju KBS, Jeju MBC, and JIBS, among others. Celebrities and dignitaries, including Jeju Governor Woo Keun Min, attended the final high school match on April 1. Even the Navy’s musical band came and performed. What drew the attraction was not only the soccer, but also the cheering competition of the school students, which became rather popular after a video spread on YouTube last year. Students from the high schools of Daegi, Seogwipo, Ohyun, Jeju Jeil, and Jeju Jungang cheered on their teams, which included choreographed card sections and playing their team cheers on musical instruments. In their respective divisions, Jeju Jungang Middle School, Jeju Seo Elementary School, and Donam (Girls’) Elementary School were tournament winners. At the final high school match, Seogwipo High School beat Jeju Jungang High School in overtime. Students marched in the streets of Seogwipo City to celebrate the victory.
All the action at Jeju Sports Complex in Jeju City, April 1. For more photos and a video of the event, please go to our Web site. Photos by Douglas MacDonald
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The Jeju Weekly
TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
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Magic has landed on Jeju Island, the Las Vegas kind. Following a 15-year run in Las Vegas, â€œThe Magic and Tigers of Rick Thomasâ€? was launched on April 1 at Vegasplex, a theater exclusively built for this show located within the grounds of Chefline, a theme park located in Songdangli, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City. It somehow seems fitting that the magic show would have its beginning on April Foolâ€™s Day, incongruous as it may seem that this
relatively unknown island would be able to host such a show. The show wasnâ€™t just magically conjured here out of thin air, however, as it took more than two years to materialize. The organizers of Vegasplex flew Rick Thomas out to Jeju two years ago to entice him to perform here. They looked at several venues including casinos but found them unsuitable. In the end, they offered to build a custom theater for his show. He was delighted with the idea and began to build his ideas around it. In fact, it is not the first time that Thomas had performed for an extensive period in a foreign location.
â€œI was in Guam for five years performing in a theater there; I was in Hawaii for five years, and then I did international tours for quite some time,â€? Thomas said. When asked why he has chosen to set up camp here, he said, â€œAsian people love magic. I performed five times in Japan and did a tour of three to four cities in Korea.â€? He admits, however, that prior to his visit, he had not known about Jeju and that he â€œlooked it up on a map.â€? All that is behind him now and he has settled into Jeju with his own crew of six dancers/ assistants and three Siberian tigers. He is planning to stay in Jeju for at least six months, longer if his show continues to sell. He first encountered the world of magic when he was only seven years old. Living next door to Disneyland, he reports that he picked up magic on his own by watching people. He says his best supporter was his mother who was willing to watch him no matter how bad his tricks were or how busy she was. He has consistently worked in his profession despite all odds. Even though his show creates illusions, he states that the basis of it is about maintaining oneâ€™s dream. â€œAs we grew up in the world of magic, all these other friends fell away and did something else. But I didnâ€™t. I kept going. And ... they gave me that opportunity... to pursue it and become greater because there was more opportunity for me ... If you keep going, you will be the one at the top,â€? Thomas said. Despite good plans and intentions, Thomasâ€™ touchdown in Jeju was rocky. Not long after his arrival, he had to have his appendix removed and was hospitalized for five days. According to Thomas, he has never missed a show in 35 years and 22,000 performances, but this time he had no choice but to postpone his show for a day as his doctor refused to let him out. He
even had plans for many new illusions for his first performance here but can hardly move presently due to pain. His show had to be toned down and modified so that he could move less. This might have led to some disappointments on the part of the audience in terms of the quality that they were expecting. On the first day of his performance when this interview was held, he still looked stiff and uncomfortable. His stitches were scheduled to be taken out the next day. His shows usually last 50 to 60 minutes and for the Jeju performance, he had planned to include six magical illusions including the ones with the magnificent tigers which he treats like his babies. He thinks that it will take a couple of weeks to make the performance really â€œrock solidâ€? as soon as his health recovers. â€œThe people on Jeju are no less important than visitors to Las Vegas. What makes me different from anybody else? Nothing. So whether I am performing here in Jeju, or in Vegas, that show is important. And thatâ€™s number one for me,â€? Thomas said. What would he like to say to the people of Jeju? â€œAll people in life are equal wherever they may be living in their life, whether they be in Jeju or Las Vegas or France or wherever they may be in the world. Coming to Jeju and having the opportunity to perform for these people, I hope will give them a good memory ... for the rest of their life. And that they are important to me and that already after the first day, my relationship with the people of Jeju will be carried with me in my heart as well.â€?
Continued from page 9 witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others, and (2) the personâ€™s response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror.â€? According to Kim, when a person experiences trauma, a part of their brain becomes slightly damaged. Each time a person dreams or encounters similar stimulus, the damage worsens. â€œImagine a breakup with a loved one. It is like experiencing that hurtful breakup over and over, but the only difference is 4.3 trauma is worse,â€? Kim explained. According to Kim, early detection and treatment are most important. However, due to the fact that most survivors were left untreated, they currently suffer from chronic PTSD, which is very hard to fully recover from. Also, untreated PTSD patients are at a higher risk of becoming depressed. PPS-I measures the severity of PTSD symptoms. When an individual scores between 15 to 19 on the scale, counseling is advised. When the score is between 20 to 29, the patient is considered to suffer from mild PTSD and treatment is required. And those who score over 30 are diagnosed
with severe PTSD. The survey showed that 68.6 percent of Jeju 4.3 disabled persons scored over 15 on the PPS-I scale, and 34.3 percent scored over 20. Compared to a similar study conducted by Jeonnam University Professor Oh Soo Sung on survivors of the Gwangju 5.18 prodemocracy movement that showed 44.6 percent scored higher than 15 on the scale, psychological damage done to Jeju islanders is considerably more severe. When one is diagnosed with PTSD or major depression, one cannot perform everyday tasks. This can be due to a lack of motivation, hypervigilance, irritability, or outbursts of anger. Unfortunately, most survivors were not aware of either the term PTSD or its concept. Only 14 percent of participants had previously received psychiatric treatment or counseling. PTSD patients tend to re-experience the trauma through (1) recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the event, including images, thoughts, or perceptions (2) recurrent distressing dreams of the event (3) acting or feeling as if the traumatic event were recurring (includes a sense of reliving the experience, illusions, hallucinations, and dissociative flashback episodes, including those that occur on
awakening or when intoxicated) (4) intense psychological distress at exposure to internal or external cues that symbolize or resemble an aspect of the traumatic event (5) physiological reactivity on exposure to internal or external cues that symbolize or resemble an aspect of the traumatic event [DSM IV - TR]. â€œImagine seeing your parents being shot right in front of your eyes,â€? said Kim. â€œThese kinds of psychological trauma that the 4.3 survivors went through, no one can imagine except for themselves.â€? In addition to reliving the trauma over and over, a major symptom of PTSD is feeling nervous all the time. Due to this symptom, said Kim, many 4.3 survivors became alcoholics or depressed. In the same survey, 82.4 percent of participants often or always felt depressed during the past year. Analysis showed that the prevalence of minor depression among the sample is 54.3 percent, while that for major depression is 35.7 percent. â€œBeing apologized to is fundamental for the healing process,â€? Kim emphasized. Especially because only 30.2 percent of the sample believe that they are being constantly supported emotionally, while 69.8 percent does not. â€œThe government apologized once,
however, I donâ€™t feel the support from the government, rather I feel betrayed by the government,â€? Kim Chul, president of the Jeju 4.3 Survivors Disabled Association, told The Weekly. As a professional psychiatrist working at Jeju National University Hospital, Kim Moon Doo only sees 4.3 survivors from â€œtime to time, not often.â€? Some of the 4.3 survivors still feel a need to hide their experience because they are scared of damaging their familyâ€™s reputation. â€œAt this moment, treatment should focus on letting the patients openly talk about what they had experienced, and give them support both emotionally and financially,â€? the professor said. The professor emphasized the need for a trauma center on Jeju for survivors and family members along with offering the victims financial support. Since September 2011, the provincial government offers financial support to survivors and the families of the April 3 Massacre. However, the amount of support is trivial. The survivors receive 80,000 won (US$71) per month, while family members receive 30,000 won a month.
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â€œThe Magic and Tigers of Rick Thomasâ€? has three performances daily, at 9:40 a. m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at the Vegasplex located within the Chefline theme park. Call 064-783-5454 for more details. The show is in English with Korean translation.
TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
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News Briefs NLCS goes disco for its first big public performance
From April 3 to 5 the North London Collegiate School (NLCS) Jeju performed the musical “Disco Inferno” as the school’s first community event since its opening ceremony last September. On April 4, media, companies, and students from Daejeon and Pyoseon elementary schools, as well as friends of the school’s staff, were on hand for the performance. “We thought that ‘Disco Inferno’ would be a nice one to start off our first year at NLCS,” said Neil Tamlyn, the school’s music teacher and the production’s musical director. With roughly 30 songs like “Hott Stuff,” “Celebration,” “Play that Funky Music,” and other disco favorites, this musical is difficult, but the children pulled off an impressive performance, even playing the music themselves on saxophones, drums, guitars, and bass. The students rehearsed “Disco Inferno” for six months, Lamlyn said.
“I’m a big fan of 70s and 80s music,” said NLCS Principal Peter Daly before the performance on April 4. “So it is something that I’m really looking forward to.” He added that it is important they hold public productions like this, so that the community can begin to see the facilities not solely as those of NLCS Jeju but of those of the community as well. It is “a community based school,” Daly said. The next major event at NLCS Jeju open to the public will be a six-day art festival from June 29 to July 4. (By Darryl Coote)
Preparation Project is part of the national policy project — the Jeju English-Only Town establishment plan. In the Daejung area of Seogwipo City, 3.7 million square meters were set aside for international schools, an English Education Center, residences, and commercial facilities costing an estimated 178 billion won (US$158 million). Last September, NLCS Jeju and KIS Jeju opened within the Jeju Global Education City and construction of Branksome Hall Asia is expected to be completed this October. (By Song Hannim)
Jeju branch of the Hun School of Princeton. The JDC sees it as the result of its CEO Byon Jong Il’s tour to schools in the US. Currently, JDC has signed MOUs with four American private schools. The JDC also announced that there are two to three more schools in the States interested in signing MOUs. The Hun School of Princeton was established in 1914 in Princeton, New Jersey, by professor John Gale Hun at the Ivy League Princeton University. It teaches students from 6th to 12th graders. (By Angela Kim)
Another school signs Walking festival in Jeju Global Education up for the Jeju Global Jungmun, April 12 to 13 Education City City gets new The “2Days Walking Festival” will be held in Jungmun, Seogwipo City, from honorary mayor
On March 27, former Korean prime minister and president of Seoul National University (SNU) Jung Woon Chan was awarded a year-long honorary mayorship of the Jeju Global Education City. He will take the lead in the establishment of international schools and colleges in the city along with recruiting support from outside sources, and promoting English education. Mayor Jung has been a professor emeritus at SNU since March 2011, and currently is the first chairperson of the “Win Win Growth Committee,” established in December, 2010. The Jeju Global Education City
On April 4, the Jeju International Free City Development Center (JDC) announced that vice principal of the Hun School of Princeton Andrew Hamlin visited the island and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Starting with the MOU, both parties will discuss the creation of a detailed plan with the purpose of establishing a
April 12 to April 13. It is co-hosted by YONEX and the Jeju Ilbo, and is sponsored by the Jeju Special SelfGoverning Province and Seogwipo City. On both days walking will begin from the Korea Tourism Organization office. Walkers can choose from five, 10, and 15 km routes. Anyone can participate, but there is room for just 1,000 participants. Applications can be submitted online. There is a 10,000 won application fee, which entitles participants to a fanny pack. For more information and a detailed course map, visit Yonexwalking.co.kr. (By Angela Kim)
Congratulations to Jung Lim and Jae Bo Our colleague and friend is leaving The Weekly to start her new life as a newlywed in Seogwipo
By Todd Thacker
It wasn’t the first time they’d laid eyes on each other. He, a sophomore, needed to borrow a textbook on French culture. Out of the 50 or so students in his class, there she was... a familiar face. But that exchange was suddenly so much more. Their fates entwined within a few minutes of that glance. It was 2005. Kang Jae Bo and our colleague Kim Jung Lim were taking the same course at Jeju National University. They had also studied at the same teacher’s college at JNU. He math, she English education. Though she was initially singled out for the request of the book, Jae Bo was instantly smitten. She, it turns out, took just a bit longer to reciprocate. Jung Lim told me their story in The Weekly’s office last week. She recalled
how at that first meeting, when she saw Jae Bo’s smile and heard him chuckle, she knew he was something special. She was reassured that he would be a good guy, she said. And since the ball was in her court she playfully asked Jae Bo to pay her back for the use of the book. “You should take me to dinner,” she proposed. Their first date — they’ve celebrated it every year since — was on Oct. 23, 2005. Jung Lim told me they intend to keep marking it with the same sense of happiness as their wedding anniversary, April 8. Why such a long time between the two places on the calendar? She told me Jae Bo has proposed a number of times. She always put it off, saying she wanted to have a full-time job before settling down. The Weekly was that job. Jung Lim and Jae Bo have always
intended to spend their lives together on Jeju Island, and specifically Seogwipo City. It’s no exaggeration to say she is a very big fan of her hometown — so much so I soon entrusted her with the majority of our Seogwipo-related stories and series. She worked very diligently over the last year. Even when the long hours and daily commute to and from our office in Jeju City drained (sometimes alarmingly) the color from her face, it never affected Jung Lim’s bright demeanor in the office. Though she will soon leave the paper to settle down as a newlywed in Seogwipo, she will keep writing for the paper as a contributor, something which I greatly appreciate. I’m sure our readers will, too. Please join me in wishing the happy couple a long and rewarding life. Kim Jung Lim and Kang Jae Bo. Photo by Kang Dae Hoon
The Jeju Weekly
TUESDAY, April 10, 2012
Through the lens
Photo by Douglas MacDonald
Community Calendar Exhibitions 21st Jeju Photo Groupâ€™s Joint Exhibition April 16 to 20. Culture & Arts Center, 69 Donggwang-ro, -HMX&LW\
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16th Jeju Design Association Exhibition
April 26 to 30. Culture & Arts Center, 69 Donggwang-ro, Jeju City. 010-3690-3694
Stories of Indian Mythology and Folk Painting Until May 6. Jeju Museum of Art, 2894-78 1100-ro, Jeju City. 064-710-4300
Access to Life, Magnum Photos Until May 22. Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, 38 Jeoji 14-gil, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju City. 064-710-7801
The Birth of a Family
Ballerina who loves B-Boy, a non-verbal performance
Jeju Movie Culture Art Center, Ildo 1-dong, Jeju City. April 12. 3 p.m. â€œThe Pursuit of Happynessâ€? (2006) April 13. 3p.m. â€œThe Soloistâ€? (2009) April 14. 3 p.m. â€œAugust Rushâ€? (2007) $SULOSPÂ´7KH7HUPLQDOÂľ
April 18. 3 p.m. â€œSibirskij Tsiryulnik (The Barber Of Siberia)â€? (1998) April 20. 3 p.m. â€œMoulin Rougeâ€? (2001) April 21. 3 p.m. â€œFly Away Homeâ€? (1996) April 22. 3 p.m. â€œWhere the Wild Things Areâ€? (2009)
April 18. 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m. Culture & Arts Center, 'RQJJZDQJUR-HMX&LW\ 7LFNHWVZRQ (students: 12,000 won, groups: 10,000 won)
Romania Banatul State Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
21st Jeju Theater Festival
Byun Shi Ji Permanent Exhibition Gidang Art Museum, 34 Namseong-ro, Seogwipo City.
Performances 98th Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra Concert April 12. 7:30 p.m. Jeju Arts Center, 231 Onam-ro, Jeju City. 064-728-3292 ext.4 7LFNHWVZRQ
Air Force Military Band Concert for Jeju Islanders April 12. 7 p.m. Culture & Arts Center, 69 Donggwang-ro, -HMX&LW\ Free admission
2012 World in Jeju Colorful Choom (Dance) Festival April 14. 10 a.m. dance contest, 6:30 p.m. the winnersâ€™ performances. Culture & Arts Center, 69 Donggwang-ro, Jeju City. 064-713-4043 Tickets: 30,000 won
Liar, the play $SULOSP$SULOSPSP&XOWXUH $UWV Center, 69 Donggwang-ro, Jeju City. 011-693-9313 7LFNHWVZRQ
Sports and Recreation Free Movies from Jeju National Museum
The Frog Prince, the childrenâ€™s musical
The Wings of Imagination are Stretched
Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, 38 Jeoji 14-gil, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju City. 064-710-7801
Every Tuesday to Sunday 4 p.m. Jungmun Fanta-Stick Performance Hall in the Sound Island (Soriseom) 0XVHXP-XQJPXQ*ZDQJZDQJUR Seogwipo City. 064-739-7781 7LFNHWV5VHDWVZRQ6VHDWVZRQ GLVFRXQWIRU-HMXUHVLGHQWVZLWK,'FDUG
April. 21. 6 p.m. â€œRain Manâ€? (1988) Jeju National Museum, 17 Iljudong-ro, Jeju City. 064-720-8027
April 19. 7:30 p.m. Culture & Arts Center, 'RQJJZDQJUR-HMX&LW\ 7LFNHWVZRQZRQZRQ
Kim Heung Soo Permanent Exhibition
April 14. 6 p.m. Jeju National Museum, 17 Iljudong-ro, Jeju City. 064-720-8027 Free admission
Until May 27. Jeju Museum of Art, 2894-78 1100-ro, Jeju City. 064-710-4300 Until June 10. Jeju Museum of Art, 2894-78 1100-ro, Jeju City. 064-710-4300
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Jackâ€™s Magic Purse , the childrenâ€™s musical April 28. 6 p.m. Jeju National Museum, 17 Iljudong-ro, Jeju City. 064-720-8027 Free admission
Gureumbbang (Bread made of cloud), the childrenâ€™s musical $SULOSPSP$SULOSPSP -HMX$UWV&HQWHU2QDPUR-HMX&LW\ 7LFNHWV9,3VHDWVZRQ5VHDWVZRQ 6VHDWVZRQ$VHDWVZRQ
Cats, the musical
Free Movies from the Jeju Movie Culture Art Center
[K-League] Jeju United vs Ulsan April 11. 3 p.m. Jeju World Cup Stadium, 33 Worldcup-ro, Seogwipo City. 064-760-3611
Jeju United vs Jeju Weekly Friendly Soccer Game $SULOSP-HMX8QLWHG&OXEKRXVHLQ6HRJZLSR&LW\ There will be an after party at Geckoâ€™s at 9 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
[K-League] Jeju United vs Gyeongnam $SULOSP-HMX:RUOG&XS6WDGLXP:RUOGFXSUR Seogwipo City. 064-760-3611
Festivals 2012 Job Fair
April 20. 7:30 p.m., April 21. 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m., April 22. 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Jeju Arts Center, 231 Onam-ro, Jeju City. 7LFNHWV9,3VHDWVZRQ5VHDWVZRQ S seats: 80,000 won, A seats: 60,000 won
May 18. 1 p.m. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province 6PDOO 0HGLXP%XVLQHVV6XSSRUW&HQWHU Application period for companies: Until April 11
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), the opera
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The 4th Udo Sora (Turban Shell) Festival and the 8th Udo Sarang Olle Walking Festival
30th Jeju Yuchae Flower Festival April 20 to 29. Gasi-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo City. 064-787-3666. Jejugasiri.net (in Korean). Opening FHUHPRQ\$SULODWSP:HHNHQGHYHQWVSPWR p.m.
4th Gapado Barley Festival April 21 to May 20. Gapado, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo &LW\ Programs: April 21. 10 a.m. Welcoming parade Everyday from 10 a.m. Walking in the barley fields Everyday from 11 a.m. Making and flying kites Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. Natural barley dyeing Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Making and tasting barley bibimbap Every Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Brown turban shell picking contest Every Saturday and Sunday. Watching women divers at work and a sea food auction Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Catching sea food Everyday from 10 a.m. Song contest, and more
Seogwipo City Announcements Seogwipo Healthy Family Support Centerâ€™s Wedding Preparation Program Application period: Until April 17 Eligibility: 20 people Location: Jeju Poonglim Resort, in Seogwipo City 'DWH$SULODPWRSP Program: Lectures on self-understanding, communication, and affection How to apply: Call or visit the center For more information, call the Seogwipo Healthy Family Support Center, 064-760-6483
Beautiful Seogwipo Photo Contest Application period: July 2 to 31 Theme: Seogwipo scenery, tourist attractions, festivals, and traditional culture, among others. Submissions should be unpublished work and not contravene public morals. Eligibility: All 6L]HĂ&#x;Ă°Ă&#x;FRORURUEODFNDQGZKLWHSKRWRV RYHU 3024Ă—2016 pixels for digital photos How to submit: Write the title, your name, address, postal code, phone number, and location of the shot and attach to the photo 6XEPLVVLRQV6HRJZLSR&LW\+DOO-XQJDQJUR Seogwipo City (Postal code: 697-701) For more information, call City Hall, 064-760-2034
Seogwipo Youth Centerâ€™s History and Culture Experience Program Application period: Until April 13. Eligibility: 40 students over grade three of elementary school Date: April 22, May 20, June 24. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: April 3rd Peace Park, Darangshi Oreum, Jeju Chusa Exhibition, Hangpaduri Anti-Mongolian Fortress, and Jeju Stone Park +RZWRDSSO\9LVLWWKHFHQWHUHPDLOVXQQ\#NRUHDNU or fax 064-760-6419 Things to be prepare: Casual attire, water, lunch, and a pen and paper For more information, call the center at 064-760-6461
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