South Korea

Money

A Six-Year-Old Korean YouTuber Just Bought a Home Worth $8 Million

Her multimillion-dollar purchase comes after critics accused the star’s parents of child abuse and profiting off her wild success.
Meera Navlakha
7.30.19
russia

South Korea Fighter Jets Just Fired 360 Warning Shots at a Russian Aircraft

Russia hasn't said what its aircraft was doing there, but it fits a pattern of the Kremlin trying to stoke tensions in the region — and it worked.
David Gilbert
7.23.19
LGBTQ

South Korean Military’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Fosters a Culture of Abuse

Amnesty International’s new report reveals disturbing evidence of violence and bullying towards gay and trans soldiers.
Meera Navlakha
7.14.19
Culture

Senior Citizens in South Korea Turn To Modeling and Youtube For A Career Change

Life does begin when you’re 60.
Lex Celera
6.24.19
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korea Reportedly Has Over 300 Public Execution Sites

A human rights group in South Korea found that offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching a South Korean TV show has got citizens killed.
Shamani Joshi
6.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Parents in South Korea Are Upset They Can’t Beat Their Kids Anymore

The country’s plan to scrap the law allowing parents to physically discipline their children is causing quite the controversy among adults.
Shamani Joshi
5.28.19
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
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
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