Tag Archives: Korea

Today on The Asia Brief: Hong Kong protesters and government lay down rules for negotiations, a Japanese student may have tried to join ISIS, and the Sewol Capt. is in court.

TAB: Student-Government Talks in Hong Kong; Japanese Student Attempts to Join ISIS; Sewol Capt. In Court

It’s Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Despite dwindling numbers on the streets of Hong Kong, it appears both sides are inching closer to an agreement…

The deadline for student groups to move out from Hong Kong's HQ area looms as CY Leung says the area is close to "anarchy." Plus updates on the DPRK & more.

TAB: Hong Kong Close to “Anarchy,” DPRK Visits South Korea, and Asian Volcanos

It’s Monday, October 6, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong continued this weekend, but unlike the peaceful week-long of assembly, violence erupted on…

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THE ASIA BRIEF: 9.25.14

It’s Thursday, September 25, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. The held Valiant Shield in the western Pacific. A massive military exercise aimed at disrupting enemy movement. As the…

Today on Asia Now, Yuna Kim and I try to track down the fate of 500 giant sequoias that were donated to South Korea in 1971.

ASIA NOW: American Sequoias in Korea

The Korean War began at dawn on Sunday, the 25th of June 1950. Three years later, an armistice was signed, ending a deadly conflict claiming some 1.2 million lives on…

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KAM Chats: Chuseok is coming

Chuseok, the “Korean Thanksgiving” is just a few weeks away. The three-day holiday starts off on a Sunday this year, but due to a new law, we get an extra…

Pope Francis recently visited South Korea. What was it like for those seeking a glimpse of the Holy See and what could the Pope’s visit to the ROK mean for the nation’s Protestants? It’s a conversation taking place in Asia… now.

ASIA NOW: Pope Francis in Korea

Pope Francis recently wrapped up a five-day visit to South Korea. It was the first papal visit in fifteen years. As one might expect, Pope Francis’ visit received a lot…

Teaching in Korea after EPIK is gone.

Teaching in Korea after EPIK is gone.

My thoughts on where education needs to go in Korea. EPIK, the main public school program has been a huge failure. The program is slowly being phased out, and I…

One of the most contentious issues facing Korea and Japan is that of the comfort women. But what happens when a major paper recants its stories?

ASIA NOW: Are there no comfort women?

In the 1980s, the Asahi Shimbun reported, without thorough investigation, that Seiji Yoshida forcibly took local women from South Korea’s Jeju Island to serve as comfort women, or as the…

South Korea conducts more plastic surgery than any nation per capita. In fact, in addition to trying to promote it’s music and food, Korea has an app dedicated to medical tourism. Is plastic surgery a sign of a superficial society or something else? It’s one topic worth discussing in Asia… now.

ASIA NOW: Korea’s Plastic Surgery- Is it a problem of Society?

South Korea conducts more plastic surgery than any nation per capita. In fact, in addition to trying to promote it’s music and food, Korea has an app dedicated to medical…

Koreans are playing more golf, but it may not be the type you're thinking of. Screen Golf is big business.Today on Asia Now, we take a look at its science.

ASIA NOW: The Ultimate Video Game? Korea’s Screen Golf

Koreans are playing more golf, but it may not be the type you’re thinking of. Screen Golf is big business.Today on Asia Now, we take a look at its science….