May 30, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joon Ha Park

Joon Ha Park

Joon Ha Park is an Editorial Intern at NK News and has previously written on issues related to the two Koreas at The Peninsula Report.

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Gyeonggi Province’s book removals from school libraries spark fierce debate

Educators and conservative groups clash over the impact on students’ access to information on sensitive topics

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkMay 22, 2024
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South Korea’s political landscape faces turmoil amid absence of compromise

President Yoon Suk-yeol’s potential veto of marine death probe bill may exacerbate divide with opposition

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkMay 8, 2024
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Frontrunner for ROK speaker sparks concerns about her commitment to impartiality

Choo Mi-ae has signaled desire to push forward progressive agenda, despite tradition of nonpartisanship in role

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkMay 1, 2024
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Sewol ferry documentary delay sparks outcry as victims seek justice and closure

KBS’s postponement of documentary about disaster reignites debate over government accountability and public trust

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkApril 18, 2024
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South Korea’s election watchdog races to ensure integrity amid spy cam scandal

As voters head to the polls on Wednesday, experts warn of the dangers posed by political division and erosion of trust

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkApril 9, 2024
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South Korean parties pledge climate change action, but offer few specifics

Experts say politicians are more focused on climate crisis but question whether campaign promises are just lip service

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkMarch 29, 2024
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Corporate influence in South Korean sports sparks outrage, and calls for reform

Experts say ROK teams need outside funding to survive but emphasize need for transparency in sports management

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas ReddyMarch 25, 2024
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Why conscripting women to serve in South Korea’s military is a tough sell

Population decline creates big need for troops, but public opinion and institutional norms may not move quickly enough

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkMarch 14, 2024
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South Korea’s military drone ambitions face challenges amid global competition

Defense firms hope UAVs will be next big export, but experts say underdeveloped systems still hinder ROK’s potential

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkMarch 13, 2024
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Environmental woes mount as South Korea pushes industrial expansion

Despite evidence of harm, experts and NGOs accuse the government of downplaying concerns, favoring industrial interests

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkMarch 6, 2024
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