Mitchell Blatt

Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook welcomes Mitchell Blatt and other Honorary Reporters to Korea.net

It was an honor to be recognized by South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook on May 20 as part of the inauguration ceremonies for Korea.net Honorary Reporters.  Korea.net’s Honorary Reporters share their experiences with Korean culture write about the latest happenings. I joined as a reporter this year and wrote my first article about watching…

Not Bursting with Flavor, but Goes Nicely With Impeachment Celebration

Published in Roads & Kingdoms on April 26, 2017 Beer in Seoul The long, grassy square in front of Gwanghwamun gate was filled with people raising candles and waving signs. Some were sitting on the grass enjoying beer or soju and snacks. At the very front was a stage where rock and pop artists performed. “Alright, it’s a glorious…

Why some Koreans are still supporting Park Geun-hye at a March 1 Independence Day rally

Published on March 2, 2017 at Mitch’s blog It was one of the most important patriotic holidays in South Korea and also a heated period of political discord. March 1, 2017 was 98 years to the day Korean activists read a document they called the Korean Declaration of Independence, in an affront to Japanese colonialism,…

Combating Chinese Economic Warfare Against Korea (THAAD/Sanctions)

Published in March 2017 in the Korea Times China’s ramped up sanctions on South Korea’s economy indicate the need for the South Korea and other neighboring countries to get serious about countering Chinese economic warfare. Over the past decades China has increasingly used its economic might as a cudgel for politics. In order to counter this…