Pop culture critics say the whole conversation has been politicized, with some officials using it to boost their popularity.
The idea is drawing mixed reactions, with some saying it's cool and others saying it's creepy.
But the men who chose the route will not be totally free from confinement and face longer than usual service terms.
An undercover volunteer captured videos and photos of dogs trapped in metal cages.
BTS is facing fierce backlash in China over comments on the Korean War, with top brands distancing themselves from the K-pop group.
Jo Song Gil is one of the most senior North Korean diplomats to defect to South Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in 2011.
South Korean healthcare workers say the scene of Blackpink member Jennie wearing a nurse uniform is “sexualized” and “irresponsible.”
The pastor was suspended from holding religious services after blessing a queer festival wearing a rainbow stole.
The North Korean leader said the latest incident between the two countries "should never have happened".
The U.S. is still struggling to control COVID-19. According to a writer living in Seoul, his country has already adjusted to a new normal.
The incident threatens to stoke tensions between the two longtime foes.
The failed U.S. response to the pandemic has absolutely trashed the nation's standing among its allies.