The last time North Korea had a transition of power, people in the South feared the outbreak of war. Now they're taking it in stride. And as Jason Strother reports, some see the change as an opportunity for South Korean business.
While the United States is braced for the weather to come from Tropical Storm Isaac - typhoons have already caused devastation in Asia. Nine Chinese fisherman were killed when their boats hit rocks of the South Korean coast.
South Korea's army is much smaller than that of the North's, though it's vastly more advanced and backed by the United States. The country's soldiers are concerned that with such a young leader in Kim Jong-un, North Korea could do something that leads to an attack.
Rev. Sun Myung Moon, whose followers are known as "Moonies," was a controversial religious leader who proclaimed to be the Messiah. He met with many world leaders during his life, including North Korea's Kim Il-Sung.
South Korea a few times a year will be wracked with terrible dust storms carried on the jet stream from Mongolia's Gobi Desert. The yellow, talc-like sand is born up by winds and then carried for miles until it causes asthma attacks in Seoul. But Koreans are hoping newly planted trees will help put an end to that.
On the eve of the G20 summit in Seoul, Simon Johnson, professor at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chief for the International Monetary Fund, explains the issue.
South Korea has long been known for its lack of cultural diversity. Even today, the country is more than 99 percent ethnic Koreans. But things are slowly shifting, with more foreigners moving to the country and having ethnically mixed children -- which has presented new challenges for the government and the Korean people.
Today, the country's president called the actions of the captain and crew of the ferry "tantamount to murder." More details of the tragedy are emerging which seem to point to a series of bad decisions after the ship began sinking.