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Seoul’s glitzy pet stores peddle puppies as shelters overflow with unwanted dogs
Analysis

Seoul’s glitzy pet stores peddle puppies as shelters overflow with unwanted dogs

Activists are pushing legislation to reform South Korea’s animal sales, but face stiff opposition from pet industry

Seoul’s glitzy pet stores peddle puppies as shelters overflow with unwanted dogs
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer December 13, 2023
South Korea’s disabled left behind in urban tech boom with public transport woes
Analysis

South Korea’s disabled left behind in urban tech boom with public transport woes

In a country renowned for its tech prowess, South Korea’s disabled fight for equitable public transport access

South Korea’s disabled left behind in urban tech boom with public transport woes
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim December 11, 2023
South Korea’s immigration dilemma puts Southeast Asians in the spotlight
Analysis

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

South Korea’s immigration dilemma puts Southeast Asians in the spotlight
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina Park December 8, 2023
Justice minister’s immigration vision clashes with South Korea’s reality
Briefings

Justice minister’s immigration vision clashes with South Korea’s reality

Recent government decisions and societal trends counter Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon’s immigration plans

Justice minister’s immigration vision clashes with South Korea’s reality
KOREA PROKOREA PRO December 7, 2023
How modern lifestyles are reshaping South Korea’s ancestral rituals
Analysis

How modern lifestyles are reshaping South Korea’s ancestral rituals

Amid rapid social changes, jesa, a ritual practice, sees a shift in its practice and purpose among Koreans of all ages

How modern lifestyles are reshaping South Korea’s ancestral rituals
Dohee KimDohee Kim December 1, 2023
Unpacking South Korea’s strict drug policy amid celebrity scandals
Analysis

Unpacking South Korea’s strict drug policy amid celebrity scandals

High-profile cases highlight societal expectations and rigid attitudes toward substance abuse and celebrity culture

Unpacking South Korea’s strict drug policy amid celebrity scandals
Chris TharpChris Tharp November 24, 2023
South Korean court orders Japan to compensate wartime slavery victims
Briefings

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate wartime slavery victims

The ruling challenges President Yoon’s diplomatic stance and may negatively affect South Korea-Japan relations

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate wartime slavery victims
KOREA PROKOREA PRO November 24, 2023
How South Korea’s academic pressure fueling youth mental health emergency
Analysis

How South Korea’s academic pressure fueling youth mental health emergency

Unprecedented surge in psychiatric issues among youth leads experts to call for educational and social reforms

How South Korea’s academic pressure fueling youth mental health emergency
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim November 23, 2023
How South Korea’s youth redefine national consumer trends
Analysis

How South Korea’s youth redefine national consumer trends

The growing preference for personalization and luxury among young South Korean consumers alters commercial strategies

How South Korea’s youth redefine national consumer trends
Irina KorgunIrina Korgun November 20, 2023
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