Seoul Fashion Week, a semi-annual celebration of South Korean fashion, is taking place this week at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. It's a spectacle to behold.
By revising the history textbook, the government will whitewash the past to bolster the conservative cause at the expense of the education system and South Korea’s international reputation as a democracy.
I am of the opinion that South Korea’s current climate of repression will continue to worsen over the next two years in the run-up to the Dec. 2017 presidential election. But I hope that this government will choose to continue its course of constructive engagement with the media and writers of all stripes.
“Diego” could easily pass for one of many South Korean tourists who flock to Paris for food, shopping, and that legendary ‘je ne sais quoi’ appeal of the French capital. He is actually among a rare few: South Korean asylum seekers who demand protection from foreign governments because of persecution back home.