korea

NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un Released Pictures of the “Super Powerful” Missiles He Fired as a “Solemn Warning”

South Korea officials believe they were similar to Russia’s Iskander missiles, which fly close to the ground before dropping at a 90-degree angle on their targets to avoid being intercepted.
David Gilbert
7.28.19
LGBTQ

Inside the Dance School Fighting for a Safe Queer, Feminist Space in Seoul

Luddan is part of a growing movement that’s using art to break apart South Korea’s gender binaries.
Hahna Yoon
6.21.19
News

We Need To Stop Asking Celebrities To Apologise For Mental Health Issues

Goo Hara apologised for being depressed. Maho Yamaguchi apologised for speaking out against sexual assault. Why are women being asked to do this?
Edoardo Liotta
5.29.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can Now Hike Along the World’s Most Heavily-Armed Border

The demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea has been opened to civilians for the very first time. And it's crawling with rare and endangered wildlife.
Gavin Butler
5.1.19
korea

Man Acquitted on Charges He Tried to Fatten Himself Up with Fried Chicken to Avoid Army Service

Prosecutors argued that the 22-year-old Korean man intentionally gorged himself on chicken and booze before his physical exam.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.16.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

South Korea Trials Lazers on Road Crossings to Distract People From Their Phones

The country has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the developed world.
Edoardo Liotta
3.20.19
adventure

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit North Korea

2018 has been a landmark year. So is the 'hermit kingdom' finally opening up?
Tristan Kennedy
12.27.18
Music

The World's First Non-Korean K-Pop Group

We met up with the members of EXP Edition to find out why they’re trying to become the genre’s next breakout stars.
VICE Staff
7.19.18
New music

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover David Bowie's "Oh, You Pretty Things"

Recorded for a Sirius XMU session, it stays true to the original, right down to the apocalyptic undertones.
Alex Robert Ross
6.16.18
Skateboarding

Hell and Marble: Inside South Korea's Skate Scene

Just 35 miles from the DMZ, skateboarding in Seoul is thriving.
Sander Hölsgens
4.4.18
lookalikes

Australian Kim Jong-Un Impersonator Thrown Out of the Olympics by Security

"Unfortunately, they did not have a sense of humour.”​
VICE Staff
2.15.18
NORTH KOREA

What I've Learned as an Australian Tour Guide in North Korea

Rollerskating, sex jokes, and Leo in "Titanic." This is what young people in DPRK love.
Maddison Connaughton
1.23.18
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