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.
Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has promoted his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to the rank of general. The move added to speculation that Kim Jong-un will take over for his ailing father in the future.
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.
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.
Could you live without the internet for a whole week? Two families in South Korea, the 'most wired' nation in the world, do just that as part of the BBC's 'Superpower' season, which is looking at how the internet has changed the world.
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.
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.
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.