Min Ji Koo

Coronavirus

Endangered Moon Bears Are Being Farmed in South Korea for a COVID Cure

Though the practice in South Korea has died down, moon bear bile has seen renewed interest as a coronavirus treatment.
Min Ji Koo
8.4.20
Art

Japan Is Angry Over A South Korean Statue Of A Man That Looks Like PM Abe

Here’s why the statue of a man bowing before a wartime sex slave is sparking controversy.
Min Ji Koo
7.29.20
ANIMALS

South Korea Celebrates First-Ever Giant Panda Birth. And Yes, It’s Adorable.

The zoo released photos of the cub and a video of her mother giving birth.
Min Ji Koo
7.23.20
ANIMALS

Over 100 Dogs Were Saved From Dog Meat Farms in South Korea. They’re Now Up for Adoption in the US.

Though no longer a common practice, some older Koreans still eat dog meat and swear by its health benefits.
Min Ji Koo
7.17.20
world politics

South Korea is Determined Not To Let a Mayor's Death Lay Calls for Justice to Rest

Once again, a politician's suicide has left behind allegations of crimes that will never be investigated. Koreans are trying to change that.
Min Ji Koo
7.15.20
world politics

North Korea Is Matching Its War of Words With Plans to Re-Militarize Border Zones

The North is continuing its recent streak of provocations, warning the South that intransigence could lead to “setting Seoul on fire.”
Min Ji Koo
6.17.20
Politics

North Korea Asks Why It Should Keep 'Holding Hands' With US Amid Trump Administration’s 'Hypocrisy'

Accusing the U.S. of failing to back up its conciliatory tone with concrete policy changes, North Korea vowed to continue its nuclear program.
Min Ji Koo
6.12.20
K-Pop

K-Pop Stars Are Finally Speaking Out Against Racism, Thanks to Their Fans

K-pop artists usually stay mum on social issues but many lent their support to the Black Lives Matter movement. Here’s why.
Min Ji Koo
Therese Reyes
6.9.20