Dear readers,

What started out as a blogging project, materializing over some drinks and anju, is now a full-fledged media company with a wide network of writers and creators.

On the 4th anniversary of the sinking of the Sewol ferry. (Ho Kyeong Jang/Korea Exposé)

At a time when most English-language news focus on North Korea, we’re committed to diversifying the narratives about the Korean Peninsula. We want to find under-reported, quirky, valuable stories that give you a deeper understanding of Korea, beyond the most popular stories.

But we can’t do this without your help.

We’re trying the best we can to stay afloat, and become a sustainable business. We want to provide you with much better stories (because we CAN do so much better, we know!). We want to keep our great team of journalists alive.

So please take 5 minutes of your day to donate to Korea Exposé! $1, $10, $100, whatever you think is worthy.


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Every donation helps. We mean it. Thank you so much for your support and feedback for the past few years, and please stay with us. We’ll be seeing you for a long time to come.

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Thanks for everything,

Korea Exposé team