The Belgian embassy in South Korea said it would recall its ambassador because he could no longer work in a “serene way” after his wife slapped a shop assistant in Seoul.
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Conservative opposition candidates won two mayoral races that were seen as a referendum on President Moon Jae-in and a bellwether for next year’s presidential contest.
The vandalism of a piece by the graffiti artist JonOne at a gallery in South Korea has prompted a debate about contemporary art.
The sandwich chain’s aggressive use of product placement has made it a ubiquitous presence on the country’s television shows.
The former mayor of Seoul, who died in July, was accused of making unwanted physical advances. An independent investigation has found that the victim’s allegations were credible.
No cause of death was disclosed, but the case followed a string of suicides by young entertainers in the country.
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Lee Jae-yong was convicted of bribing Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea who was impeached in 2017.
Lee Man-hee’s church, Shincheonji, was the epicenter of the first wave of coronavirus infections in South Korea last year.
The guidelines, published on a government website, have drawn a backlash from people who called them symbolic of anachronistic views in a patriarchal country.
More than a dozen couriers have died this year. Some died after complaining of unbearable workloads that kept them on the clock from dawn until past midnight.
Cho Doo-soon served 12 years in prison for raping an 8-year-old girl. His case has led the national legislature to create new rules for sex offenders released from prison.
For members of the world’s largest diaspora of adoptees, returning to the country of their birth was a rite of passage — until the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Some found a way to make the trip anyway.
They were among the country’s first women to work outside the home, helping establish South Korea’s taste for dairy products. And these beloved “yakult ajummas” are still making their rounds.
Some cities put international travelers under strict observation for signs of coronavirus infection. Others barely notice when they land. Dispatches from seven arrival halls.
Millions have canceled family gatherings during this year’s Chuseok harvest festival at the government’s request. The anxiety is palpable.
A few dedicated New Yorkers are masters of the 1970s club dance, which has become a social media sensation.
President Moon Jae-in has vowed to crack down on the Sarang Jeil Church for flouting preventive measures. The church happens to be his most vocal critic.
The safety measures in place, like glass partitions and reduced classroom sizes, eased her worries. Plus, Korean children “are even more obsessed about wearing masks than adults,” she said.
A fact-finding team will have no power to subpoena or indict anyone, but women’s rights activists and the mayor’s accuser have called for an investigation anyway.
Allegations against a prominent liberal mayor are the latest evidence in a series of terrible wrongs against Korean women.
Her lawyer, who issued a statement on the day of Mayor Park Won-soon’s funeral, is calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment.
A longtime champion of women’s rights, Park Won-soon was accused by his secretary of sexual harassment. He is presumed to have killed himself.
Mayor Park Won-soon vanished a day after a secretary accused him of sexual harassment, two TV stations reported. His body was later found by the police in the South Korean capital.
Mayor Park Won-soon is said to have left a cryptic, “will-like message” before leaving home on Thursday.
In the first verdict of its kind, a South Korean court has ruled that Kara Bos, an American, is a daughter of an 85-year-old man in Seoul.
The North’s leadership says it will now treat the South as an “enemy,” the latest sign of chilling relations between the two Koreas.
In February and March, 112 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in South Korea because of Zumba classes.
Armed with DNA test results, Kara Bos is asking a South Korean court to rule that an 85-year-old man in Seoul is her father. Her paternity lawsuit could set a precedent for overseas adoptees.
The musical’s world tour, now in Seoul, weathered a cast outbreak to become perhaps the only major show running. Can theater learn from its example?
With no vaccine in sight, the country is urging people to reclaim more of their daily lives, while bracing for new waves that are all but inevitable.
In parts of Asia and Australia, people are going out — but social distancing and other restrictions have become the new normal.
Art galleries remain shuttered around the world but in South Korea, they reopen — with contact tracing and masks. Welcome to the post-Covid-19 world.
Kim Yong-hee has been staging sit-ins and hunger strikes at the top of an 82-foot-tall traffic camera tower overlooking the busiest intersection in Seoul — for more than 300 days and counting.
“Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982,” a surprise hit when it was published, ignited what Cho Nam-Joo called “a public debate” around gender and inequality.
Prejudice and politics have found the perfect scapegoat.
Like the family in the Oscar-winning film, many in Seoul’s so-called dirt-spoon class dwell in basements far below the rich. “Those living up there must look down on people like me like pigs.”