With dwindling birth rates and high unemployment, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is dishing out millions to help newlywed couples like Cho and Seo buy or rent homes in the city — all in hopes that they’ll have kids.
The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.
The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.
Housing prices have skyrocketed in South Korea in the past five years which is good news for sellers, but bad news for young Koreans trying to buy their first home, as Jason Strother reports from the capital Seoul.
Jason Strother reports that the Olympic torch will arrive in South Korea this weekend and human rights activists in Seoul want to use the event to focus attention on China's forced repatriation of North Korean refugees.
Having the honor to host the 2008 Summer Olympics has been a huge source of pride and drive for the Chinese government, but in a matter of weeks, the Games will be over, and it's unclear what legacy the Olympics will leave behind, as Anne Donohue reports.
For our Geo Quiz we wanted you to list seven countries whose citizens are now allowed to come to the United States without a visa. But they do need to fill an online form. The answer is: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and South Korea. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on what the new rules mean for South Koreans who want to travel to the US.
South Korea is a long way from Tennessee, where rockabilly got its start decades ago. But as Jason Strother reports from Seoul, there's at least one Korean band that's trying to get listeners swinging to the sounds of boogie-woogie and rhythm and blues.
The Korean War officially began 60 years ago. In that time, life in North and South Korea has grown further and further apart. Now, families separated by the war have little in common with their relatives across the border. Michael Rhee reports.