In South Korea, direct physical punishment was banned in all schools last month. And now teachers and students there are mixed over what alternative should take its place. From Seoul, reporter Jason Strother has the story.
Learning English is the norm for most South Korean grade school students. But it's expensive to bring in native English speakers. So the government is starting to experiment with another kind of English teacher: robots. Jason Strother reports.
Shawyn Lee was adopted from South Korea into a white, midwestern American family. Three decades later, she touched down in Seoul again for the first time, exploring her heritage as a queer, Korean adoptee.
The Vietnam summit on Feb. 27 and 28 is expected to yield key moves regarding denuclearization, international sanctions against Pyongyang and a possible declaration ending the Korean War. Yet, many South Koreans seem apathetic at best.
A growing number of K-pop star wannabes are coming from Japan. The influx of Japanese talent is reshaping South Korea's K-pop industry, but comes at a time of increasingly bitter political acrimony between the two countries that has damaged diplomatic ties.