South Korea

Munchies

Man Acquitted on Charges He Tried to Fatten Himself Up with Fried Chicken to Avoid Army Service

Prosecutors argued that the 22-year-old Korean man intentionally gorged himself on chicken and booze before his physical exam.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.15.19
geothermal energy

A Geothermal Plant Likely Caused South Korea’s Second-Worst Earthquake

A government-commissioned survey found that fluid injection at a geothermal plant in Pohang was a probable cause for the destructive quake.
Sarah Emerson
3.20.19
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
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 abroad 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 Korea are taking back public spaces.
VICE Staff
10.22.18
The VICE Guide to Sex

The Rise of South Korea’s Sex Shop Industry

Thanks to changing attitudes toward sex and new laws governing adult toys, South Korea’s sex shops are moving out of the shadows and into the mainstream.
VICE Staff
8.21.18
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
8.14.18
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
7.19.18
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
Broadly

'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
6.11.18
NORTH KOREA

The North Korea Situation Is a Total Mess Right Now

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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