Reporter Jason Strother is a freelance multimedia journalist who has reported from both sides of the Korean peninsula since moving to Seoul in 2006.
He makes frequent work trips around Asia and has also filed from Brazil.
He got his start in the business as a producer at a 24-hour cable news channel in the Bronx, but always wanted the life of a foreign correspondent.
He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Montclair State University in his home state of New Jersey.
“My parents told me that he killed his brother, so I was scared of him,” says 11-year-old Chung Ye-in. “I thought he was a bad person, but after seeing him, I think he looks friendly.”
Yoo In-sik remembers when other skiers used to shy away from him on the chairlift because of his missing leg. “When I ski now, people cheer me on and clap for me,” he says.
North Korea has sent two athletes to compete in Pyeongchang in what observers are calling a sign of growing acceptance of people with disabilities in a country known for shunning them.
Business, Finance & Economics
South Korea has one of the world’s highest human-to-convenience-store ratios, but increasingly, those stores are operating without staff, instead relying on machines to allow customers to purchase goods.
South Korean media speculate that the country’s birthrate, one of the world’s lowest, could rise thanks to the perceived enhanced fortune during this year of the "golden dog."