Saw on CNN a report about the shock being felt in Korea over the verdict against their largest company.
One guy said that he thought the jury's action was based on "American nationalism" and that they were protecting an American company over a foreign one.
Interesting that he would say this this way now when Korea is churning with nationalist fever over an island group claimed by both Japan and Korea (Takeshima in Japanese), stoked in no small part by the Korean president's visit to said islands in order to build up his status at home after several scandals involving his family (his brother was recently arrested on bribery charges) before elections in December.
A Korean soccer player also was not given his bronze medal at the Olympics for holding up a message about the islands after winning the medal match against Japan. He was found to have acted impulsively in the heat of excitement by the Korean Olympic committee and was still permitted to skip his military duty (any athlete who gets bronze or above gets out of the duty).
Edited by Bergermeister - 8/26/12 at 9:22pm