Hyojin Kim is a former reporter at the Korea Times, South Korea’s largest English-language daily, where she covered South Korean politics and the National Assembly.
Unprecedented surge in psychiatric issues among youth leads experts to call for educational and social reforms
Economic challenges drive closures and force practitioners to seek more lucrative avenues, escalating the crisis
Record-low birth rates, declining workforce and shifting family structures contribute to Korea’s elderly poverty crisis
Alternative marital arrangements are increasingly popular as couples seek to preserve family ties while avoiding divorce
Experts warn of financial risks as social media and bleak economic outlook drive young people’s spending habits
Child care costs, unhelpful workplaces and shifting values drive what expert says is ‘rational choice’ to go childless
More people are dying alone without anyone knowing, and a growing number of businesses help make bodies disappear
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