South Korea

money-inequality

In 2003, a Farmer Killed Himself to Protest Globalization. Little Has Changed

For years, farmers have said free trade policies have harmed them. Will the world finally start listening?
Peter Tinti
5 days ago
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
South Korea

K-Pop’s Squeaky Clean Image Tarnished by Recent Sex Scandals Involving Its Biggest Stars

The multi-billion industry has a serious problem of sexual misconduct and abuse of power.
Mustika Hapsoro
3.13.19
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
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
12.28.18
Legalization

These countries are warning their citizens not to smoke weed in Canada

The dawn of legal weed in Canada has prompted stern warnings from Japan, South Korea and China to its people.
Nathan Munn
10.29.18
Film

‘Burning’ Is the Angry As Hell Movie We Need Right Now

A conversation with Steven Yeun and director Lee Chang-dong about South Korea, Donald Trump and why young people are so pissed off right now.
Karen Han
10.26.18
Weed

South Korea Warns Citizens Not to Smoke Weed in Canada

South Koreans have to follow the law of their home country when away and that means no cannabis.
Mack Lamoureux
10.23.18
feminism

South Korea's #MeToo Movement Wants to End the 'Epidemic' of Spy Cam Porn

Women in South Korean are taking back public spaces.
VICE Staff
10.22.18
Noisey News

BTS Vaults iTunes Charts After South Korea Saves Mexico's World Cup Chances

South Korea's surprise defeat of Germany ensured that Mexico would advance to the knockout stage, and Mexican fans are showing their gratitude seemingly by downloading K-pop.
Phil Witmer
6.27.18
Trump-Kim summit

North Korean media spins the summit into an even bigger win for Kim Jong Un

The KCNA news agency reported Kim not only secured the end of America’s “war games," he also got U.S. to agree to lift sanctions.
David Gilbert
6.13.18
NORTH KOREA

A Guide to the Messy, Multi-Sided State of North Korean Diplomacy

As Trump and Kim Jong-un prepare to finally meet (or not), other Asian powers are watching—and working behind the scenes.
Mark Hay
5.29.18
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