June 03, 2023


Yeji Chung

Yeji Chung is a news trainee at NK News and studies political science at George Washington University.


A South Korean crypto scandal is testing the political loyalties of young voters

Allegations against opposition lawmaker have led young people to abandon party, threatening its parliamentary majority

Yeji ChungYeji ChungJune 2, 2023

How South Korea’s Nuri rocket boosts its space and defense capabilities

The successful launch aligns with Seoul’s plans to boost aerospace exports and explore the Moon and Mars

Yeji ChungYeji ChungMay 26, 2023

Pride denied: Seoul’s venue rejection draws international criticism

Favoring Christian event over LGBTQ festival raises questions about Korea’s belief in equality and non-discrimination

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Yeji ChungMay 17, 2023

Why more young South Koreans are grappling with drug abuse and addiction

High stress society pushes kids toward temporary relief, with almost no mental health or rehab treatments available

Yeji ChungYeji ChungMay 12, 2023

How hierarchy and toxic masculinity fuel sexual abuse in South Korea’s military

Suicide of young officer after assault emblematic of culture that often encourages cover-ups and silence, experts say

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungApril 6, 2023

How South Korea’s sex education is out of step with international standards

Experts say recent consideration of abstinence-only, heteronormative curricula promotes discrimination and violence

Yeji ChungYeji ChungApril 4, 2023

Modern high-rise apartments come at a price for Seoul’s most vulnerable

Experts say appetite for new buildings ignores rights of long-term residents and pushes them to the curb — literally

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Yeji ChungMarch 24, 2023

How lack of diversity in government risks undermining Seoul’s global reputation

President Yoon has filled key posts with friends and former colleagues but almost no women, even as he promises change

Yeji ChungYeji ChungJanuary 13, 2023

South Korea’s real estate sector turbulence creates new risks and opportunities

Many parts of South Korean economy likely to face economic headwinds, but commercial real estate may be bright spot

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Yeji ChungDecember 19, 2022

Planned textbook revision puts South Korea out of step on LGBTQ issues

Removing term ‘sexual minorities’ appears aimed at appealing to Yoon’s base but may contribute to homophobia in schools

Yeji ChungYeji ChungDecember 14, 2022