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
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
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
2.25.19
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
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
6.28.18
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
history

How Kimchi Was Used As Political Leverage in the Vietnam War

The story of LBJ, the president of South Korea, and a $2 million annual supply of fermented cabbage.
Myles Karp
4.6.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

I Am Furious That The Beyoncé Figure Skater Did Not Win Olympic Gold

Justice for Maé-Bérénice Méité, who skated to "Halo" and "Run the World" at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and didn't come first???
Lauren O'Neill
2.12.18
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
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