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Fengshui Behind Korea's Presidential Office

Korea's new president is moving his office and residence. It makes sense if you know something about history and fengshui of the presidential Blue House.

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Is Korea's Latest 'Prodigy' a Symbol of Hereditary Privilege?

The new justice minister-nominee's daughter is very accomplished. And because of it and who her father is, suspicion brews that something's not quite right.

Hyun-Phil Na
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Will South Korea stop bankrolling Myanmar’s military?

The country, seen as a beacon of democracy in Asia, continues business as usual with Myanmar’s brutal military.

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BTS, and Korea's Complex Feelings Toward Conscription

Whether BTS will do military service is the talk of town. Underlying the discussion are conflicting views on South Korea's conscription system.

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Japanese Monarch Is No Emperor in Korean

South Korea has been calling the Japanese emperor a king since the late 1980s. It's another sign of strained relations between the two countries.

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The Truth About Korean Men

Some foreign women travel to South Korea looking for love. But inside the country much has been said about how deeply flawed Korean men are.

Hyun Joon Choi
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Far-right Misogynist Antifeminists Are Coming to South Korean Politics

Protests and social media stunts are one thing; men's rights activists broaden their political influence and call for restoration of old gender norms.

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Passion for Cartoon Stickers

Nostalgia? Peer-pressure? Investment? Whatever the reason, Pokémon stickers are the hot new collectibles in South Korea.

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The Right Price of Fried Chicken

As the price of South Korea's beloved fried chicken creeps toward the 20,000-won mark, questions are being raised about how much it should really cost.

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Korea's Search for That Elusive 'Fairness'

Some half of South Koreans say their country doesn't operate fairly. But what is fairness and who is to blame?

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Politics of Appearance

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeoul's wife has been in the news for months for her looks. It shows that beauty is a tricky commodity in South Korean politics.

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What A-List Actress's Woes Say About Korean Family

The ideal of unlimited sacrifice for family was once the norm in South Korea. Signs of change are afoot.