korea

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
VICE News

Why Wooden Boats Crewed By Skeletons Keep Beaching On Japanese Shores

A "ghost ship" carrying eight dead bodies is the fourth boat to wash up this month.
Tim Hume
11.28.17
High Seas

We Asked an Expert Why America's Naval Vessels Keep Crashing

A veteran guided-missile destroyer commander weighs in on the latest US navy accident—and what it means for the North Korea situation.
Matt Taylor
8.22.17
travel-world

Americans Living in South Korea Are Getting Nervous About War

Expats like me are increasingly worried about tensions between Donald Trump and the North.
Spencer R. Morrison
6.1.17
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