Ethnic Koreans from China and the former Soviet Union do not automatically qualify for the coveted F-4. That's where mushrooms come into the picture.
Handong University announced its official opposition to homosexuality last May: “Homosexuality is a regressive cultural trend that denies Biblical truth” and, “We believe true homosexual rights lie in conversion therapy.” It goes to lengths to abide by this belief.
Phrases like "such and such happened because of ingrained Confucian values" show up time and again in Western reporting about Asian countries, not least South Korea. But is it true, or is it just lazy journalism?
This unassuming 84-year-old living in Seoul holds a secret: His sister was married to the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and bore Kim Jong-nam, once a contender for power. His story is one of tragedy, reunion and loss.
People in their twenties and thirties account for more than half of all cryptocurrency investors in South Korea. I am one of them, and I made my choice because my future in South Korea seems so bleak.
With every sign pointing to Washington's desire to wage war against North Korea, South Koreans should think hard about the longtime U.S.-ROK alliance.
Both human rights groups and conservative Christians are bracing themselves for the biggest legal fight to come: a constitutional reform that might ban discrimination against sexual minorities and allow same-sex marriage.
It's getting harder to see the great clouds of migratory birds in Saemangeum estuary. The story of this 'reclaimed' wetland is all too familiar in S. Korea.