Tag: South Korea

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...

Samsung remains as the top brand in Asia

Samsung remains number 1 in Asia’s Top 1000 Brands ranking with ‘Samsung stamina’ showing the brand is unbreakable despite a controversial year with the Note 7 and the political fallout in South Korea. The survey, conducted in 13 markets in association with market research firm Nielsen,...

Is China destabilising Singapore to seal its conquest of South China Sea?

China has set its radar onto the tiny Republic of Singapore, which it sees as a final hurdle in its grand designs to impose its will with the belt and road initiative (BRI). At least, this is what opponents to the Chinese plans within the...