South Korea

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
1.27.19
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
Photography

A Glimpse of Seoul’s Pulsating Rave Scene

"No one knows what will happen tomorrow, after the loud music has stopped."
Juule Kay
12.12.18
prison

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

Thousand of people are locking themselves up as a way to get out of work.
Gavin Butler
11.30.18
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
11.26.18
VICE INTL

A Good Day to Die: Fake Funerals in South Korea

We head to Seoul to find out why so many Koreans are taking their own lives and why others are pretending to die in order to live better.
VICE Staff
11.21.18
South Korea

A Look At the Influence of Gangs and K-Pop on Korean Beauty Ideals

​In the final episode of Beyond Beauty, Grace Neutral meets a Korean gang member and a K-Pop superstar, to paint a more detailed picture of what influences the country's youth and their vision of modern beauty.
i-D Staff
11.6.18
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
10.27.18
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
10.23.18
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
8.15.18
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 the U.S. to agree to lift sanctions.
David Gilbert
6.14.18
Power

'My Life Is Not Your Porn': Women Lead Historic Spy Cams Protest in South Korea

Thousands of women gathered in Seoul this Saturday to protest the ongoing problem of hidden spy cams, which are used to secretly record women in public spaces for pornography.
Kimberly Lawson
6.13.18
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