South Korea has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. By what standard? Here's a breakdown of the mainstream measurement of obesity and how it intensifies the stigma surrounding fat.
CJ CGV is offering discounts to moviegoers on April Fool's. Dress like a foreigner, or speak in a foreign language. Is this delightful and funny, or a pandora's box of cultural appropriation?
Jeju Island is one of South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. But mainland 'settler's on the island say discrimination against them is rampant. Islanders being insular isn't new. But Jeju's painful history offers another insight into the insularity and suspicion.
Beyond the Paralympics, interest in actual quality of life for disabled people is low. Recently, the South Korean government finally proposed to remove the long-contested rating system for disabled people. Activists say there is a long way to go.
North Korea has recently been making unprecedented gestures at peace. Its cheerleaders have touted the 'one nation' rhetoric in the recent Olympics. But what do South Koreans, especially the younger generation, think of unification?
International students are a valuable part of South Korean universities, where domestic enrollment is declining due to low birth rate. But it's alarmingly common to see them work as undocumented laborers, outside regulations and law.
An acclaimed film director was accused of sexual harrassment, by a colleague who used the hashtag #MeToo. The accused apologized and came out publicly as a lesbian, raising eyebrows at the Kevin Spacey-esque move.
Forget about the stereotypes of South Korean youth: "submissive, suppressed, silent." Guk Beom-geun is creating a platform for South Korea's young people, a millennial media by and for millennials. He's not afraid to put in a few "f**ks" along the way.
South Korea's largest Buddhist organization, the Jogye Order, put out its first monk and nun recruitment poster late last year. But will it be enough to stop a steady fall in numbers?
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?