Junhyup Kwon is an editor at VICE Media based in Seoul, South Korea. He writes and edits breaking news, features, and enterprise stories about North and South Korea. Kwon won a Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) award for Excellence in Arts & Culture Reporting in 2022 and the Cho Gye-chang Award from the Journalists Association of Korea in 2018.
Queer women share how they cope with everyday life in conservative South Korea.
Spanking, bondage, and wax pouring are just some of the sights you’ll see.
VICE spoke with the league’s founder and emcees about how it has shaped local hip-hop for over a decade.
In response to an economic recession and a political crisis, Yangon’s underground scene provides a space for escapism for the city’s youth.
Listening to her songs made me realize—it’s me, hi, I’m the problem it’s me.
The dog meat farm was shut down, as more people in the country look forward to a future where dogs are only friends, not food.
The South Korean government has been ordered to compensate a survivor $23,900, after being found responsible for slaughtering civilians during the war in Vietnam.
A crowd of excited faces on the streets of central Seoul.
Interviews with survivors, witnesses, and a police insider reveal a troubling series of missteps in crowd control—and inaction—that led to the disaster.
As South Korea grieves the loss of 156 lives, a survivor recalls the move he made that saved his life.
A VICE editor describes the surreal moment of seeing the dead, while others partied around them.