South Korea

Vice Guide to Right Now

South Korea Trials Lasers 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
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
feminism

South Korea's #MeToo Movement Targets a National 'Epidemic' – Spy Cam Porn

South Korean women are taking back the public space.
VICE Staff
10.23.18
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
6.12.18
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
Society

A North Korean Refugee on His Escape From "the Best Country in the World"

Escaping North Korea cost him five years of his life. Jun Heo now wants to tell the whole world his story.
Guillaume Piedboeuf
2.12.18
the year that was 2017

What it was Like to Spend 2017 Living on North Korea's Doorstep

Australian photographer Ashley Crowther reflects on a year living 60 kilometres from the 38th parallel.
David Allegretti
1.4.18
LOVE INDUSTRIES

Watch Our Documentary About Sex in South Korea

Exploring Seoul's purpose-built sex motels and a penis park in the country's most romantic honeymoon spot.
VICE Staff
9.27.17
immigration

The US Soldiers Stuck in Immigration Limbo Under Trump

The Army wanted 19-year-old Private First Class Kyungmin Cho and others like him. Now it's not so sure.
Julia Preston
9.21.17
esports

WATCH: eSports – The Celebrity Millionaires of Competitive Gaming

Host Matt Shea goes to South Korea to meet the stars of the eSports world.
VICE Staff
8.14.17
Music

North Korea's Secret Weapon is Terrible Synth Pop

For the last 50 years, the North Korean government has controlled all music in The Hermit Kingdom. But Kim Jong-un may be losing control of his propaganda machine thanks to simple technology and the power of pop music.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.10.17
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