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Why Jeju wants to show you where the bodies are buried

Ko Wan-soon’s mostvivid childhood memory is of her village in flames. It was 1949, she was nine years old, and soldiers barged through her front door and dragged her out of her home along with her mother and younger brother.


America Needs Better Cooperation with South Korea

On August 24, itwas announcedthat American secretary of state Mike Pompeo’sfourth tripto North Korea’s capital of Pyongyang would be postponed.Trump tweeted“I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization.” While this is a set partial back for North Korea, it will n


Son is playing for his destiny in Asian Games final

TheSouth Koreacaptain is not just playing for his country: he is playing for his career, his reputation and his life; or, at least, the next few years of it.


In pics: women's football semifinal at Asian Games: South Korea VS. Japan

Kunitake Aimi (C) of Japan competes during the women's football semifinal between South Korea and Japan at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia on Aug. 28, 2018. (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri)


Train project linking North and South Korea stopped in its tracks by US

The two Koreas planned to begin a joint field study last week by sending a train from Seoul across the length ofNorth Koreato Sinuiju, on the Chinese border, but their application was denied by the US-led United Nations Command. The multinational military body is a remnant of the 1950-53 Korean war


Netizens trash South Korea’s ‘scripted’ reality shows

They have notched the top viewership ratings and become a part of the pop culture conversation, with channels making subsequent spin-offs of hit programmes such asGrandpas Over Flowersand online showWassup Man, nabbing millions of viewers each week on YouTube.


South Korean Province to Issue Own Coin as Gov’t Says Crypto Should Be ‘Accepted’

The government of aSouth Koreanprovince will issue its ownblockchain-baseddigital currency in a move to replace a state loyalty scheme,local mediafirst reported Monday, August 27.


What’s Behind South Korea’s Blockchain Optimism?

The past few months have seen a flood of stories about South Korea’s recent push for the blockchain industry within its borders. As one of the countries most actively involved in the sector’s regulation and oversight, South Korea has become a leader in terms of embracing the young technology and is


Thailand stun South Korea to win at least Asiad silver - The Nation

Securing a place in the final has earned Thailand at least a maiden silver medal they have never won since the Asiad women’s volleyball competition debut in 1962 in Jakarta. Thailand have yet lost to any rival heading to the Friday’s semi-final clash against the Koreans, powered by scoring machine K


South Korea’s Best-Ever Soccer Player Faces Two Years in the Military If He Loses on Saturday

On Monday, Tottenham Hotspur pulled off a resounding 3-0 victory over Manchester United in a battle between two of the Premier League’s most storied clubs. Son Heung-min, Tottenham’s 26-year-old superstar forward, did not participate. Instead, he was on a pitted field some 7,300 miles away in Indone


Will Son Heung-min do military service if South Korea lose Asian Games final?

South Korea star Son Heung-min has a lot on the line when his country takes on Japan in the final of the Asian Games on Saturday.The Tottenham forward will captain his country in Cibinong, Indonesia knowing that victory will not only see him lift the trophy but also exempt him from military service.


There's a $5 million-a-year soccer star that must win a crucial match to avoid military service

Captaining your country in an international soccer competition is tough enough, but the stakes have been raised for South Korea'sSon Heung-minthis year.The attacker, who plays his club soccer with Tottenham Hotspur in England's Premier League, has been representing his country at the Asian Games in


Korea’s Major Crypto Exchange Bithumb Resumes Registration With NH Bank

Hankyung, a mainstream media outlet in South Korea, has reported that Bithumb, the country’s second largest crypto exchange, will officially resume new user registrations on September 1.


PressTV-South Korea denies Israeli president official visit

Ynet, however, said the refusal was “undeniable,” and that it had left Tel Aviv “surprised.”


South Korea refuses to receive Israel President

Israel’s news site reported that Tel Aviv’s Ambassador in South Korea, Chaim Choshen, had proposed the visit on behalf of the Foreign Ministry and in coordination with the president’s office”.


Korean Lawmaker is 'Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs' | CryptoSlate

This week, South Korean lawmakers observed the government’s confusing stance ondistributed ledgerapplications, with blockchain technology promoted across the board and ICO projects facing strict crackdowns.


Conscientious objectors take military service fight to South Korea's top court

Lee is one of around 100,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in South Korea. While the Christian denomination are a tiny minority in the country, they make up the majority of the thousands who have beenjailed for refusing to serve in the military.


Russian fan of Korean culture to make debut in K-pop girl group

Svetlana is originally from Sakhalin, a large island off the east coast of Russia in the Pacific Ocean, north of Japan.


South Korea’s demographic deficit

According to researcherAndrei Lankov, the total fertility rate in South Korea went from 6.1 in 1960 to 4.5 in 1970, before falling further to 2.0 in 1982. This was a by-product of both industrialisation and a government “family planning” program (a policy adopted when South Korea’s birth rate was pe


Asian Games: South Korea wins gold, Indonesia finishes last in women's cycling m...

The South Korean cycling duo of Kim You-ri and Na Ah-reum clinched the gold medal in the women's madison track cycling race at the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Friday, coming out on top after 100 laps with 10 sprints.