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Kim welcomes Moon

Kim welcomes Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in with a big smile at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, Tuesday.  Kim and Moon embraced and flashed wide smiles, after Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook walked out of the presidential plane at around 10:08 a.m.  The two leaders will hold formal talks from […]

Man fined W6 million over women’s toilet spycam

Man fined W6 million over women’s toilet spycam

A man in his 20s was fined 6 million won ($5,360) for secretly videotaping inside women’s toilets in North Chungcheong Province in May. The Cheongju Provincial Court made the ruling on Wednesday, finding the man, 21, guilty of violating the Sexual Violence Act. The court also ordered the accused to do a 40-hour sexual crime […]

South Korea: racist book about Filipinas banned

South Korea: racist book about Filipinas banned

Major book retailers have stopped selling an “obscene and racist” book about Filipinas. Online retailers, including Aladin, Yes24 and Bandi & Lunis, have removed the e-book, “How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines.” This move came after a tweet about the book was widely spread earlier this month. Many people have taken issue with […]

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War tearfully reunited at Mount Geumgang in North Korea, Monday, for the first time in 65 years. Participating from the South were 89 people who registered with the Korean Red Cross to find their relatives in the North, accompanied by family members. Kim Choon-sik, 80, embraced his two sisters […]

The situation of canine butcher shops in South Korea

The situation of canine butcher shops in South Korea

Moran Market in the suburban city of Seongnam is an iconic venue illustrating the dramatic change in Koreans’ perceptions of dogs.  In the past, dogs were viewed as a cheap, readily available source of protein.  That sweeping perception has changed a lot over the past decade, particularly after the mid-2000s.  Today, dogs are Koreans’ favorite […]

Tearful reunion: 181 South Koreans to meet separated family in North on Aug. 20-26

Tearful reunion: 181 South Koreans to meet separated family in North on Aug. 20-26

One hundred eighty one elderly Koreans _ 93 from the South and 88 from the North, will meet their relatives during a reunion of separated families scheduled from Aug. 20 to 26. The list was finalized and exchanged between the Red Cross organizations of the South and North, Saturday, through the truce village of Panmunjeom […]

Sexual harassment against female soldiers

Sexual harassment against female soldiers

A South Korean Army division commander was dismissed Monday for allegedly sexually harassing female soldiers. He was serving as commander of a division on the outskirts of Seoul. Other personal information was withheld as he’s likely to be court-martialed. There are at least two other victims in the military in similar cases involving him, they […]

“Do not be afraid or hesitant in joining”: Interview With Dog Cat Tribe Volunteers

“Do not be afraid or hesitant in joining”: Interview With Dog Cat Tribe Volunteers

In the previous article we explored the different cats of Asia. In the following pages, Magazine N presents to you the lives of cats living in South Korea. What are these felines to Koreans? In recent decades, cat-lovers have become so prevalent that they are often called by the endearment “nyangi” (which is a shortened […]

CHANGING GEOPOLITICS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION

CHANGING GEOPOLITICS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION

  Within a span of less than hundred years, geo-politics is proving that alignments result from need and circumstance. The recent visit of Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to India fully reflects changing dynamics in what is now referred to as the Indo-Pacific region. A dynamic which could well influence positioning of global power. […]

US President Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Not Enough for Nemesis Kim Jong-eun

US President Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Not Enough for Nemesis Kim Jong-eun

Like a long-simmering earthquake, North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests have led to a dangerous confrontation between the untested leaders of two enemy states whose feverish sabre-rattling has conjured up the spectre of a new holocaust in the Korean Peninsula. The fallout has escalated tensions between a Stalinist regime in Pyongyang and a Republican […]

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