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Jamboree woes, heinous murders: Cataloging South Korea’s worst moments of 2023
Analysis

Jamboree woes, heinous murders: Cataloging South Korea’s worst moments of 2023

Korea Pro selected 10 news stories that made international headlines and revealed deep-rooted problems in the ROK

Jamboree woes, heinous murders: Cataloging South Korea’s worst moments of 2023
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim December 27, 2023
South Korea slashes budget to support foreign laborers, even as workforce grows
Analysis

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

South Korea slashes budget to support foreign laborers, even as workforce grows
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park December 26, 2023
South Korean students shifting away from China amid tensions
Briefings

South Korean students shifting away from China amid tensions

The steep decline in South Korean students in China signals potential long-term impacts on bilateral relations

South Korean students shifting away from China amid tensions
KOREA PROKOREA PRO December 26, 2023
Why moral character dominates South Korean political confirmation hearings
Analysis

Why moral character dominates South Korean political confirmation hearings

As general elections draw near, voter sentiment and cultural values drive focus on morality over policy in South Korea

Why moral character dominates South Korean political confirmation hearings
Justin YeoJustin Yeo December 21, 2023
South Korea’s immigration dilemma, Yoon’s Netherlands state visit — Pilot Ep. 3
Podcast

South Korea’s immigration dilemma, Yoon’s Netherlands state visit — Pilot Ep. 3

Korea Pro discusses the problem of racial profiling at ROK airport security amid concerns about undocumented migrants

South Korea’s immigration dilemma, Yoon’s Netherlands state visit — Pilot Ep. 3
KOREA PROKOREA PRO December 15, 2023
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
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