I did, however, find two little gems . . . lol.
CHAPTER Ⅳ Creating a Society Where Koreans and Foreigners in Korea Live in Harmony
Article 19 (Together Day)
①To create a society
where Koreans and
foreigners in Korea
respect each other's
culture and tradition and
live in harmony, May 20
is designated as "Together
Day" and one week
starting Together Day is
designated as Together
"Together Day"? What is this? Why has no one told me about it? When will the first one be? Is it a national day? FUNNY!
And . . . "Together Week"? I can barely contain my excitement . . .
②Matters necessary for
Together Day event may
be determined by the
Minister of Justice or
Mayor of special city,
Mayor of metropolitan
city, Governor of Province, and Governor of
Right. I'm sure the mayors of each city around the country are right on top of organizing this--uh-huh . . .
I decided to skim over the whole document--and quickly returned to the mission statement.
"The purpose of this Act is to stipulate the basic provisions concerning the treatment of foreigners in Korea; to help foreigners in Korea to adjust themselves to the Korean society to reach their full potentials and to create a society where Koreans and foreigners in Korea understand and respect each other with the aim of contributing to the development of Korea and the social integration."
(my italics, my bold).
All I see here, in terms of relevance for foreigners, is the Borg policy put in a Korean context, "We are the Koreans. Your distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile."
As you can see today is one of my "I'm not so happy to be here" days . . .