I found this article in the Times to be an interesting read on several levels (including some amusing pictures and the fact that business was conudcted in a karaoke bar). It's about Korean men using brokers to find wives in Vietnam because they can't find one in Korea for various reasons. It raises several humanitarian, socioeconomic, and cultural issues, but the one statistic that I found most relevant to our class is this: in 2005, 14% of Koreans married foreigners while in 2000, it was only 4%.
As we have discussed, Koreans are passionate about national unity and view non-pure Koreans in a negative light. I wonder how the Korean people and the government will react to the future influx of mixed nationality marriages and offspring.