Despite pouring some 130 billion USD over the last 13 years into boosting the birth rate, South Koreans may go extinct by 2750. Here is our look at why.
These girls are changing the face of K-beauty. On September 7, 2018, the annual Jstyle Muse Contest held its third competition between plus-size models in South Korea. Check out an in-depth interview with some of Korea’s most prominent plus-size models:
In a country plagued with high suicide rates, there is still surprisingly a lack of informed awareness about mental health. Pervasive stigma surrounds depression and therapy. The former is still commonly perceived lightly as a passing mood, an exaggeration, a passing abnormality; there is little awareness about the usefulness of
Why is it that a baby born on Dec. 30, 2017 in South Korea turns two years old, just two days later? Welcome to the crazy system of ‘Korean age.’ This is how it works: A baby is one year old at birth, and gains an additional year
These “black protesters” want to put an end to South Korea’s outdated abortion law, which activists argue places most of the burden on women, who must not only bear the brunt of the pregnancy, but also face the social stigma and shame surrounding abortion. Abortion
An unknown number of Vietnamese civilians were killed, wounded and raped by South Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War. There’s no consensus on the number of victims — some say around 5,000; some say more, or less. In mid-November, Moon Jae-in visited Ho Chi Minh City and
Beyond the photogenic nature of the neighborhood, Seongsu is remarkable for its resistance to gentrification. Jeong Won-oh, the head of Seongdong district, where Seongsu is located, is spearheading efforts to protect rent from skyrocketing — by trying to meet property owners 1:1, limiting corporate franchises from entering the neighborhood