South 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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Seoul’s Mayor Pledges to Ban Dog Butcheries After Seeing a Movie About a Dog

Mayor Park Won-soon announced that he would crack down on South Korea's dog meat industry after seeing an animated kids' film called 'Underdog'.
Gavin Butler
2.27.19
Op-Ed

Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism

Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.
Bettina Makalintal
2.26.19
Deadly Disruption

South Korea's Taxi Drivers Keep Setting Themselves on Fire to Protest a New Ridehailing Service

There's a dark side to the on-demand industry.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.21.19
NORTH KOREA

South Korea Supplied Oil to North Korea and Didn’t Tell Anyone

The revelation comes amid a standstill on denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
David Gilbert
1.26.19
Hacking

Hackers Just Stole the Names and Addresses of 1,000 North Korean Defectors

The defectors are living in exile in South Korea, but many still have families still in the north.
Paul Vale
12.29.18
adventure

Inside North Korea’s Mass Games: The Strangest Show on Earth

The DPRK wants you to know that they come in peace
Tristan Kennedy
12.17.18
prison

South Koreans Are Sending Themselves to a Fake Jail to Escape Daily Life

Thousands of people are locking themselves up as a way to get out of work.
Gavin Butler
11.30.18
feminism

South Korea's #MeToo Movement Sets Its Sights on a National 'Epidemic'—Spy Cam Porn

South Korean women are taking back the public space.
VICE Staff
10.22.18
Shinil Scam

Police Suspect a Shipwreck Filled With Tons of Gold Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

All traces of Shinil Group are vanishing from the internet.
Daniel Oberhaus
Jordan Pearson
8.14.18
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