Tag: South Korea

“Living funeral” services in South Korea offer people the chance to simulate their deaths to improve their lives

When in need of rejuvenation and renewal, it is not uncommon to hit the spa, seek time in nature or perhaps go on some soul-searching travels. In South Korea, it has become a trend in recent years to experience your own "fake" funeral service...

S. Korea may acquire nuclear submarines after North’s test

South Korea's Navy is considering acquiring nuclear-powered submarines, it said Thursday in a surprise announcement which would change the balance of power in north-east Asia and is likely to upset several of its neighbours. Seoul is surrounded by three nuclear powers -- China, Russia, and...

Honjok: South Korea’s ‘loner’ movement

In South Korea, solitude is a sought-after state. As of 2016, there were over 5 million single-person households in the country, making up nearly 28 percent of the total number of households. In a time of constant digital interaction with others as well as evolving...

South Korean cosmetics firm boss quits over YouTube praising Japan

The head of a major South Korean cosmetics firm resigned Sunday after facing heavy backlash for forcing his staff to watch a YouTube video praising Japan during a raging trade war between the two nations. The clip, played at a monthly meeting of some 700...

Stalker attempts to enter home of victim in South Korea

South Korea – CCTV footage of a woman who narrowly escaped a stalker trying to enter her home has gone viral in South Korea. ­On May 28, at Sillim-dong, Seoul, a woman entering her home was unaware that someone was watching her. The 85-second CCTV footage...

Seungri allegedly hired prostitutes, embezzled money, now linked to “mysterious madams”  

KPOP superstar Seungri of Big Bang fame has gained notoriety over the past weeks for the alleged sexual assault cases against him by numerous women. He has also been linked to socialite Kim Lim, daughter of Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, a connection Ms. Lim...

Billionaire Peter Lim’s socialite daughter Kim separates herself from the K-Pop Seungri scandal

Singapore – Kim Lim, the daughter of Singaporean business magnate Peter Lim, has taken to Instagram to deny all allegations regarding her connection to former Korean pop star and Big Bang member Seungri, and his recent scandal. Seungri, 28, is currently facing accusations of having...

Leader of top South Korean animal rights group exposed for killing more than 230 dogs despite no-kill policy

One of South Korea's top animal rights groups, the Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), has been exposed for secretly destroying more than 230 rescued dogs in their care, despite publicly advocating a no-kill policy. The responsibility has been traced back only to...

North Korean defectors offer scary glimpses into the repressive country

Last month, dramatic video footage of a North Korean soldier limping to safety after being shot at by his former comrades was released, shedding light on a scary regime. The video was disclosed by the United Nations Command, and it gave viewers a chance...

Kaspersky: S. Korea cyber-espionage attack possible tie with Lazarus

Kaspersky Lab said today its researchers have connected a 2016 cyber-espionage attack on South Korea’s defense agency with a later attack that infected 60 ATMs and stole the data from over 2,000 credit cards. This was made possible following a detailed malware analysis, said Kaspersky.  Further, the...