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Prestige and money: Why South Korea hopes to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan
Analysis

Prestige and money: Why South Korea hopes to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan

Second-largest Korean city could see major economic windfall, some claim, but faces steep competition from Riyadh

Prestige and money: Why South Korea hopes to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan
James FretwellJames Fretwell April 20, 2023
Seize the day: Why young Koreans spend lavishly on luxuries, despite the costs
Analysis

Seize the day: Why young Koreans spend lavishly on luxuries, despite the costs

Experts warn of financial risks as social media and bleak economic outlook drive young people’s spending habits

Seize the day: Why young Koreans spend lavishly on luxuries, despite the costs
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim April 17, 2023
South Korea pumps brakes on plans to overhaul rape laws despite calls for reform
Analysis

South Korea pumps brakes on plans to overhaul rape laws despite calls for reform

Seoul emphasizes need for social consensus, but critics say unresponsive laws lead to impunity for sexual crimes

South Korea pumps brakes on plans to overhaul rape laws despite calls for reform
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg April 13, 2023
How K-pop and anime help South Korea and Japan rebuild their relationship
Analysis

How K-pop and anime help South Korea and Japan rebuild their relationship

Mutual interest in music, animation and culture boost travel and other exchanges despite disagreements over history

How K-pop and anime help South Korea and Japan rebuild their relationship
Oliver JiaOliver Jia April 11, 2023
How hierarchy and toxic masculinity fuel sexual abuse in South Korea’s military
Analysis

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

How hierarchy and toxic masculinity fuel sexual abuse in South Korea’s military
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji Chung April 6, 2023
How South Korea’s sex education is out of step with international standards
Analysis

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

How South Korea’s sex education is out of step with international standards
Yeji ChungYeji Chung April 4, 2023
Why foreign journalists in South Korea get second-rate access to government
Analysis

Why foreign journalists in South Korea get second-rate access to government

Local media’s desire to limit competition hampers international media from accessing primary sources equally

Why foreign journalists in South Korea get second-rate access to government
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll April 3, 2023
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