Must be a sensitivity issue, hahahaha! *cough* From the Korea Times:
The ads, 54 by 39 centimeters, were placed next to the train doors _ one of the most eye-catching spots. They did not have a picture related to a condom, but had phrases such as ``No. 1 in Japan.''
The subway operator, however, removed all the ads Tuesday even though the contract had not run out, saying they may be against ``public sentiment.''
``Apart from the inappropriateness of condom ads inside subway cars, we thought it could run counter to public sentiment following the eruption of a fresh dispute over Dokdo,'' a Seoul Metro official said.
The article is in Korean on the Chosun Ilbo site, from whence the above photograph was stolen. In other Liancourt Rocks news, some foreigners have been giving lessons on Dokdo to kindergarten children. These teachers were actually college students visiting Korea for a few weeks. No word yet on if these foreigners or their handlers know how hard some cities are working to keep white people out of kindergartens. As the Korea Times told us last month:
It's illegal for any foreign national, even those with an E-2 visa, to work at an institute registered as kindergarten. Under Korean law, kindergartens are banned from providing English classes.
Which is ambiguous on their end, I know, since lots of us work at kindergartens legally through our public schools. But still, an interesting juxtaposition.