Not everyone believes media accounts that there are one million shamans in contemporary South Korea, but shamanism does remain a potent force.
Anti-spycam protesters have made history in South Korea: Their rallies, including the fourth one today, were some of the largest women's rallies ever. Yet the organizers still remain largely in the shadows, nameless and faceless. We spoke to some of them in early July.
Despite the 33-degree celsius weather, boisterous counter-protests by Evangelical Christians and a petition to the government with nearly 220,000 signatures against the event, South Korea's persecuted LGBT community came together today in downtown Seoul to celebrate diversity.
Looking for rare ingredients? A wider selection of cat food? Or just too lazy to walk out of your apartment? South Korea is a haven for online shoppers, but not always for its foreign residents. There are big hurdles, but e-commerce platforms like Gmarket are trying to improve.