Tag Archives: Seoul

Seoul-Tokyo Relations, floods and landslides wreak havoc, and technology giants payout damages. These stories and more are on the August 29th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: Seoul-Tokyo Relations, Technology Payouts, and more

This Asia News Weekly podcast begins with the latest developments in the ongoing stagnant relationship between Seoul and Tokyo. While South Korea’s President Park continues to demand Japan to look…

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…

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…

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….

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ASIA NOW: On the street: Seoul’s refuse pickers

The Seoul Metro area boasts a population of over 25 million. It’s not all the ritz and glitz of Gangnam style. Today, a story of refuse pickers in the Asian…

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….

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ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: US-China Summit, Japan, Elections, and more

The July 18th edition of the Asia News Weekly Podcast discusses these stories: •    United States Talks To China (1:20) •    Japan continues to struggle with collective self-defense (7:25) •  …

Dark Side of Seoul

ASIA NOW: Ghosts, Murder, and Sex in Seoul

Ghosts, murder, and all things scary. Every city has tales that can make your blood curdle. Today, we take a look at Seoul’s seamier side. It’s just one story taking…

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Giant Bubbles in Insadong

Last night, Jo and I were out in Insadong preparing to meet up with ZenKimchi to do a story for Asia Now. While there, we saw this epic performer making…