Tag Archives: Korea

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…

chuseok

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….

Investigators try to piece together what happened to flight MH17, is a new Cold War brewing, and Korea still struggles with the Sewol tragedy. These stories and more are on the August 1st edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: MH17, Asia’s Cold War & More

Investigators try to piece together what happened to flight MH17, is a new Cold War brewing, and Korea still struggles with the Sewol tragedy. These stories and more are on…

Seoul Bus

Multi-language Seoul Bus Sign

Recently, I was under Gwanghwamun Station, making my way onto Line 5, where I saw the bus information sign. It’s one of the best Seoul bus signs I’ve seen in…

Seoul Vs. Busan

KAM Chats: Seoul Vs Busan

Coming to Korea? Tom extolled the virtues of Busan last week. This time, I make the case for Seoul. So who will win in the epic battle between Seoul Vs….