South Korea responded to the barrage by firing cannon ineffectively at North Korean targets while South Korean F15 fighters were scrambled to the area but ordered not to open fire.
Not only will you honor the group, but you’ll also increase your chances of being invited out again.Below, we’ll outline 10 rules to abide by that are sure get you in with the natives!Note: If you can’t read Hangeul (Korean alphabet) yet, it’s worth the hour it takes to learn it.What to do: To be on the safe side, it’s best to show your manners by shaking a person’s hand with two hands the first time you meet him or her.The same applies for receiving something that someone is giving you.You can download a free guide for learning Hangeul here, and be reading the characters before you sit down for your next meal! Koreans follow a social hierarchy that is largely based on age.Since you can’t always know a person’s age upon first meet, it’s better to err on the side of caution. Koreans differentiate between using two hands for a handshake vs. One hand can be used by someone of higher rank to someone of lower rank, but not vice versa! Though this is what we may be used to in the West, this is one mistake to avoid in Korea.The issue has assumed prime importance here in the aftermath of North Korea’s bombardment on Nov.22 of an island in the Yellow Sea in which two South Korean marines and two civilians were killed.South Korean forces engaged in still more exercises this week off the east, west and southern coasts despite North Korean threats of “all-out war.”Mullen emphasized, meanwhile, the need for China to pressure North Korea not to carry out more attacks.He spoke after a trilateral meeting in Washington among Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the foreign minister of Japan and South Korea.