Technically at war, South Korea requires mandatory military service of all 'able-bodied' men up to the age of 35. That doesn't mean everyone agrees to go -- even though refusing comes with consequences.
Foreigners banned from rallies; humor and satire at rallies; people have low opinions of their jobs; mounting opinions in favor of conscientious objectors.
State-authored textbooks might not be approved; President Park could face impeachment this week; the emerging culture of rallies and more in Weekly Brief.
Conscientious objectors found not guilty; Baek Nam-gi autopsy deadline gets closer; abortion law changes scraped; Ewha president resigns; and homemade guns.