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Tae-jun Kang

Tae-jun Kang

Tae-jun Kang is a correspondent and columnist for The Diplomat and is currently based in Southeast Asia. He was previously a journalist for The Financial Times for four years, working in both Seoul and Hong Kong. Follow him on twitter: @taejun_kang

Posts by Tae-jun Kang
October 17, 2019

North Korea’s Struggling Taxi Industry

By Tae-jun Kang
Once flourishing, North Korea’s taxi industry is struggling to remain profitable.

October 11, 2019

Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?

By Tae-jun Kang
Building an additional international financial center in Jeonbuk could simply be a waste of money.
October 03, 2019

South Koreans Flock to Study Japan Amid Ongoing Tensions

By Tae-jun Kang
As tensions persist between Japan and South Korea, Japan-related book titles have seen a surge in popularity in South Korea.

September 14, 2019

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister

By Tae-jun Kang
The polarization from Cho Kuk's nomination threatens to hang over Korean politics for a while.

September 07, 2019

South Korean Government and Prosecutors Clash Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The nominee for justice minister -- Cho Kuk -- is at the center of a growing list of allegations.

August 29, 2019

Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The scandal surrounding Cho Kuk taps into deeper sentiments that only the rich and powerful can succeed in South Korea.
August 16, 2019

Death of North Korean Defector Sparks Concerns About South Korean Policies

By Tae-jun Kang
Defector groups in South Korea accuse the government of not doing enough to help North Korean arrivals.

August 08, 2019

Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement

By Tae-jun Kang
As the economic implications for South Korea become clear, calls to resolve the standoff are growing.

July 30, 2019

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?

By Tae-jun Kang
Lee Nak-yeon, known as a Japan expert, might be one of the few chances Seoul has to resolve the dispute.

July 22, 2019

North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash

By Tae-jun Kang
Since the Putin-Kim summit, North Korea has been stepping up economic ties with Russia.

July 13, 2019

North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning

By Tae-jun Kang
There are signs that online courses are increasing the range of North Koreans who have access to university education.
June 29, 2019

North Korean Universities Join Hands With Pyongyang in Nurturing the Science Sector

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korean universities are increasing their focus on new technology and scientific research.

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