In a country that has promoted competition for decades, it was inevitable that intergenerational conflict would worsen, with the young and the old seeing one another as enemy in a race to win limited resources.
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Despite pouring some 130 billion USD over the last 13 years into boosting the birth rate, South Koreans may go extinct by 2750. Here is our look at why.
In a country known for its obsession with appearance and thriving makeup culture, dubbed "K-beauty," some women are starting to say the strict standards of beauty are a form of "corset" imposed by patriarchy, to be removed and discarded.
North Korea is a hard country to report on for journalists from any country. But even in South Korea, right next to the North, the problem of misreporting is dire, for reasons that go beyond lack of sources.
When a self-righteous majority levels undiluted hatred at a small group of refugees, and thinks itself ordinary, it's downright chilling.
Having identified the humanities as an antidote to their paralysis of innovation, South Korea's big family-controlled conglomerates started selling lacquered rhetoric about the value of humanities education, and about the value of “culture” by extension.
The Euljiro area in central Seoul remained intact for decades, providing affordable work space to numerous small manufacturers and artisans. But change is coming all at once, and now this thriving community of businesses is under threat.