April 16, 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.

Analysis

South Korea’s new mugshot law sparks transparency versus privacy debate

Despite a spike in heinous crimes, experts voice concerns that pushing for suspect identity could violate privacy

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 26, 2024
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Why South Korea remained cautious in congratulating Taiwan’s election result

South Korea’s muted response to Taiwan’s election results shows its approach is based on security calculations

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 19, 2024
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South Korea’s focus on US, Japan relations in 2023 overlooks regional players

As Seoul prioritizes key alliances, experts warn of potential fallout in wider Asian relations as elections loom

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkJanuary 8, 2024
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South Korea slashes budget to support foreign laborers, even as workforce grows

Dozens of support centers set to close after Yoon administration cuts millions in funding, provoking widespread concern

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkDecember 26, 2023
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South Korea’s immigration dilemma puts Southeast Asians in the spotlight

Tough immigration checks raise questions on racial profiling amid concerns about undocumented migrants and illicit drugs

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkDecember 8, 2023
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South Korea’s coastal defense: The gap between tech prowess and practical skills

Frequent coastal breaches in South Korea highlight the delicate balance between advanced tech and expert training

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkNovember 3, 2023
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Why South Korea’s arms export boom faces geopolitical hurdles

Seoul’s defense export aspirations face hurdles amid differing motivations and industrial strengths in target regions

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkOctober 23, 2023
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South Korea debates equity of military exemption for elite athletes and artists

The ongoing debate over conscription privileges for certain individuals challenges perceptions of fairness and merit

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkOctober 18, 2023
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Why opposition leader’s hunger strike is different from those that came before

While past political figures used protest to advance South Korea’s democracy, experts say Lee’s protest is more nuanced

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkSeptember 22, 2023
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Reframing South Korean Identity: The controversy of General Hong Beom-do’s bust

Experts have likened South Korea's decision to remove freedom fighter’s bust from military academy to McCarthyism

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkSeptember 15, 2023