TIME talks with Sheila Miyoshi Jager, author of the new book Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea, on how a 20th century war continues to influence Korean geopolitics
For the First Time, SAT Test Gets Canceled in an Entire Country
Some 1,500 South Korean students who dream of attending elite American colleges are scrambling after the U.S.-based administrator of the SAT cancelled the scheduled May 4 session of the exam because of allegations of widespread …
Looming Clash Between Seoul and Washington Over Nuclear Technology
When South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits Washington on May 5 she will be reaffirming the 60-year alliance between the U.S. and her country with cordiality. Relations between Washington and Seoul are better than ever …
Psy Unveils His New ‘Gentleman’ Video and Dance at Extravagant Seoul Concert
Fans of pelvic thrusts are going to love Psy’s new single. At a concert in Seoul on Saturday night, the South Korean star debuted the music video — and cheeky dance moves — for his new song, “Gentleman.” The show, which kept …
In the Shadow of North Korean Threats, South Korea Shrugs
Nobody does bluster better than Pyongyang. In the past few weeks the country’s hardworking propagandists declared a “state of war” with South Korea, announced plans to restart a plutonium-producing reactor and threatened the U.S. …
Poker on the Korean Peninsula: Why Kim Jong Un Keeps Raising the Stakes
The North Korean leadership almost certainly does not want to go to war. So what’s with all the saber rattling?
Filial Pity: Is South Korea Doing Enough to Stop Elderly Suicides?
Why some South Koreans are calling their country the Republic of Suicide
South Korea Rattled by Suicide of Bullied Teen
South Korea is stepping up its campaign against school bullying in the wake of a young victim’s suicide last week
South Korean Flight Attendants Fight Skirt-Only Dress Code
Asiana Airlines’ female cabin crew comes one step closer to winning a long fight with the carrier over its 10-page list of appearance guidelines.
What a Park Presidency Means for South Korea’s Foreign Policy
South Korea is an emerging power. And because it lies in a geopolitical hotspot, with an economy dependent on exports, the new president’s direction of foreign policy will matter.
Behind the Story: TIME’s Emily Rauhala Discusses South Korea’s First Female President
TIME Asia associate editor Emily Rauhala discusses the story behind the story of Park Geun-hye’s historic win as South Korea’s first female President
The Burden of History: A Divided South Korea Heads to the Polls
As South Koreans vote today, the race between Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in looks too close to call.
South Korea: One of the World’s Great Success Stories Heads to the Polls
TIME talks to Daniel Tudor, author of ‘Korea: The Impossible Country,’ about the upcoming presidential election.