June 12, 2024
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South Korea’s sluggish renewable energy transition puts economy at risk
Analysis

South Korea’s sluggish renewable energy transition puts economy at risk

Falling behind other developed nations in clean energy adoption will hinder country’s competitiveness and reputation

South Korea’s sluggish renewable energy transition puts economy at risk
John LeeJohn Lee June 12, 2024
Yoon embarks on Central Asian economic diplomacy amid inter-Korean tensions
Briefings

Yoon embarks on Central Asian economic diplomacy amid inter-Korean tensions

South Korean president seeks to expand business ties while facing potential criticism and provocations from North Korea

Yoon embarks on Central Asian economic diplomacy amid inter-Korean tensions
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 11, 2024
Yoon’s oil claims, Japan’s rising sun flag dispute, Korea-Africa summit — Ep. 23
Podcast

Yoon’s oil claims, Japan’s rising sun flag dispute, Korea-Africa summit — Ep. 23

This week, Jeongmin and John discuss the implication of Yoon’s oil reserve claims and the ROK-Africa summit

Yoon’s oil claims, Japan’s rising sun flag dispute, Korea-Africa summit — Ep. 23
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 7, 2024
Political deadlock hinders South Korea’s efforts to save its pension system
Analysis

Political deadlock hinders South Korea’s efforts to save its pension system

Experts warn of financial instability and societal disruption if the National Pension Service is not overhauled

Political deadlock hinders South Korea’s efforts to save its pension system
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park June 6, 2024
Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea
Analysis

Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea

Experts caution against economic and political risks despite potential benefits of oil and gas discovery

Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim June 5, 2024
As summer rains loom, South Korea confronts the economic costs of climate change
Analysis

As summer rains loom, South Korea confronts the economic costs of climate change

Monsoons have wreaked destruction in recent years, underscoring risks to agriculture, industry and more as temps rise

As summer rains loom, South Korea confronts the economic costs of climate change
John LeeJohn Lee June 4, 2024
South Korea’s potential oil and gas windfall clouded by lack of transparency
Briefings

South Korea’s potential oil and gas windfall clouded by lack of transparency

Government’s announcement of possible $1.4 trillion reserves leaves crucial questions unanswered

South Korea’s potential oil and gas windfall clouded by lack of transparency
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 4, 2024
Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22
Podcast

Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22

John and Lina discuss potential abuse of presidential power, LGBTQ rights and conservative attacks on sex education

Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 31, 2024
Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate
Analysis

Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate

Aging population is forcing policymakers to reevaluate popular senior welfare programs introduced decades ago

Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate
Choi HaanChoi Haan May 31, 2024
New allegations Yoon meddled in marine death case fuel scrutiny of his actions
Analysis

New allegations Yoon meddled in marine death case fuel scrutiny of his actions

Revelation of president’s phone calls to ex-defense chief risk turning case into all-consuming political controversy

New allegations Yoon meddled in marine death case fuel scrutiny of his actions
John LeeJohn Lee May 30, 2024
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