Spring is one of the best seasons to explore Korea, with many different exciting outdoor events. As a result, many tourists from around the world travel to Korea. The most popular events that marks the changing of the seasons are the spectacular Cherry Blossom Festivals. In spring, there are many places all over Korea where…
On April 7, two superpowers met in Florida. At Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the US president met with Xi Jinping to discuss two pressing issues – trade between the US and China and the denuclearization of North Korea. The denuclearization of North Korea was a huge topic. Just a few days after the meeting, both…
Over the past few years, it has become more and more difficult to see clear, blue skies in South Korea. Cities are shrouded in hazardous gray dust, making it difficult to even see buildings that are not far away. The sales of products such as air purifiers, face masks, and even glasses are soaring exponentially…
South Korea is among the countries who have a high smoking rate. Many people in South Korea smoke and the Ministry of Health and Welfare are very concerned. They have tried many different methods in order to reduce the amount of smoking in the country but have not necessarily succeeded. So the Ministry has decided to try a different method in which the dangers of smoking are photographed on the packaging. Some believe it will be effective while other don’t.
BTS a boy band in South Korea is reaching its height of fame as their own unique musical style and choreography is being appreciated across the music industry and with a multitude of fans. BTS, although managed by a larger recording label, chooses to write their own original music and create their own choreography earning them much respect among their peers. New and old fans are also now appreciating their efforts much more than before.
The 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea was a landmark event and was considered a great success. However, there is a darker story behind such an epic event. About a decade before the Olympics, the South Korean leadership rounded up “vagrants” from the streets and held them captive in a group home in order to keep them off the streets. These “vagrants” were held in inhumane ways and it was hidden behind the veil of “cleaning the streets”. These events are still considered unjustified.
Tensions Remain Between the Two Countries
First time China reprimands ally
Tensions rose between North and South Korea in August.
August 15 also marks the partitioning of North and South.