Censorship in Korea is very different from that in America. In America, we bleep out a bunch of words that some people are too dirty, and nudity is very rare on television. When watching Korean television, it's not uncommon to see cigarettes, tattoos, or knives blurred out. Those are all expected forms of censhorship, and today I'm going to talk about a somewhat more unexpected form of censorship.
Korea has a lot of different cafes. In America, if you want coffee, you can pretty much choose between either Starbucks or Starbucks. In Korea, that's not the case. Starbucks is there if that's your cup of joe, but the other options are often far more interesting.
My wife is Korean, so I'm exposed to all kinds of interesting culture differences between America and Korea. I'd like to share a few of those culture differences so that people can learn more about Korean culture. I also want to show people that a lot of things we take for granted as just "how things are done" are actually nothing more than cultural norms that can and do vary from place to place.