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Why a controversial new law allows South Korean women to give birth anonymously
Analysis

Why a controversial new law allows South Korean women to give birth anonymously

Law aims to improve outcomes for babies of unwed mothers, but experts say children also have right to know parents

Why a controversial new law allows South Korean women to give birth anonymously
Lina ParkLina Park November 10, 2023
Ageism in the fast lane: South Korea’s contentious subway and airport debate
Analysis

Ageism in the fast lane: South Korea’s contentious subway and airport debate

Debates over free rides and airport loiterers reflect a society grappling with ageism and inadequate senior support

Ageism in the fast lane: South Korea’s contentious subway and airport debate
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song November 9, 2023
Election pressures mount for Yoon Suk-yeol as approval among supporters slips
Analysis

Election pressures mount for Yoon Suk-yeol as approval among supporters slips

Economy and real estate loom over South Korean parliamentary elections, with president at risk of becoming lame duck

Election pressures mount for Yoon Suk-yeol as approval among supporters slips
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff November 8, 2023
A year later: Itaewon’s tragic Halloween and Korea’s quest for accountability
Analysis

A year later: Itaewon’s tragic Halloween and Korea’s quest for accountability

As the one-year anniversary evokes emotions, South Korea confronts lingering questions and debates over responsibility

A year later: Itaewon’s tragic Halloween and Korea’s quest for accountability
Joe SmithJoe Smith October 27, 2023
Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate
Analysis

Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate

As long-standing disagreements resurface, doctors and the government lock horns over proposed medical education reforms

Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song October 26, 2023
Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy
Analysis

Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy

Growing distrust in medical community leads to law mandating cameras in operating rooms, sparking a national debate

Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song October 19, 2023
South Korea debates equity of military exemption for elite athletes and artists
Analysis

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

South Korea debates equity of military exemption for elite athletes and artists
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park October 18, 2023
Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox
Analysis

Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox

Amid recent violent attacks sparking demand for self-defense equipment, experts weigh in on “justifiable defense”

Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox
Lina ParkLina Park October 6, 2023
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