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Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight
May 06, 2021

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight

By Jenna Gibson
Kim Oh-soo, the nominee for prosecutor general, is a strong supporter of President Moon's controversial prosecution reform plan.

South Korea’s Climate Pledges: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 05, 2021

South Korea’s Climate Pledges: Less Than Meets the Eye

By Sam Macdonald
Once again, the Moon administration is making bold climate pledges on the international stage, while undermining these goals at home.
Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched
May 04, 2021

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched

By Mitch Shin
After an activist launched leaflets to the North last week, Pyongyang immediately responded with harsh warnings.

Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office
May 01, 2021

Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office

By Seoho Lee
While relations have soured, pop culture exchanges are going strong – in both directions.

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 
April 30, 2021

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
If his claim is confirmed, Park Sang-hak would be the first known person to violate a new law banning people from sending leaflets to North Korea.

Japan Has a Chance to Break the Ice With South Korea
April 29, 2021

Japan Has a Chance to Break the Ice With South Korea

By Darlene Onuorah
Recent developments coming out of Seoul have presented opportunities for Tokyo to explore means of cooperation.

Facing $11B Tax Bill, Samsung Heirs Donate Massive Art Trove
April 29, 2021

Facing $11B Tax Bill, Samsung Heirs Donate Massive Art Trove

By Kim Tong-hyung
The family plans to donate 23,000 art pieces from Lee's personal collection to two state-run museums.
Why Isn’t South Korea Buying Chinese Vaccines?
April 28, 2021

Why Isn’t South Korea Buying Chinese Vaccines?

By Jin Kai
Like many Asian countries, Seoul is having troubling sourcing vaccines. But unlike its neighbors, South Korea has so far refused to turn to a ready supplier: China.

Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy
April 28, 2021

Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy

By Kyle Ferrier
A statement from the former president is a stark reminder of his transactional approach to both Koreas.

As Vaccine Rollout Lags, South Koreans Sour on Government’s COVID-19 Response
April 26, 2021

As Vaccine Rollout Lags, South Koreans Sour on Government’s COVID-19 Response

By Mitch Shin
The slow rate of vaccinations amid the looming threat of a new wave has many Koreans on edge.

The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board
April 23, 2021

The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board

By Daul Jang
More global efforts are needed from China, Japan, and South Korea to keep temperature increases below 1.5 degree Celsius. 
As Approval Rating Declines, Moon Reshuffles Cabinet Ministers 
April 20, 2021

As Approval Rating Declines, Moon Reshuffles Cabinet Ministers 

By Mitch Shin
Following setbacks at the polls, President Moon is hoping to stave off lame-duck status by shaking up his cabinet.

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