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The Next Didi Chuxing? Bike-Sharing Business Grows in Asia

AsiaToday | Posted 02.07.2017 | World

[Image source: Ofo website] By AsiaToday reporter Jisu Kim - The bike-sharing business using a smartphone app is garnering attention across Asia. T...

Trump Defense Chief Mattis: U.S. 'Shoulder-To-Shoulder' With Seoul To Face NKorea Threat

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.02.2017 | World

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defenses secretary told South Korea on Thursday the two allies would stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” to face the thre...

South Korean Political Crisis Hits President's Approval Rating, Consumer Confidence

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.25.2016 | World

SEOUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating fell to 4 percent amid a deepening political crisis, marking an all...

South Korea Endgame Could See Park Geun-Hye Exiting Presidency In Disgrace

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.15.2016 | World

SEOUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces mounting calls to step down over a political scandal amid indications that parlia...

"49" Reasons Silicon Valley Cannot Be Cloned

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup communities across the globe look to Silicon Valley as their model for how to build high performance entrepreneurial ecosystems. However, atte...

30 Megacity Mayors Call Upon G20 for a Climate Safe World

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a ...

My Own Personal Olympics

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.16.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Competitive journalism In 1988. I was working as a producer for CBS News, and in that year I got sent to Seoul to cover the 1988 Olympics. As NBC ow...

Here's Why I Walked Around Seoul Dressed As Drag Queen ‘Hurricane Kimchi'

Heezy Yang | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Heezy Yang

I donned my Hurricane Kimchi style -- high heels, makeup, wig -- and decided to roam the streets of Seoul.

The Insider's Guide to Startup Bootcamps and Accelerators

Janice Omadeke | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Janice Omadeke

Being an entrepreneur can feel like a lonely journey. I was not surrounded by entrepreneurs on a regular basis. Many of my friends don't have the same...

A Revealing Q & A with Suzanne Whang of the New Comedy Film, A Weekend With The Family

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A Weekend With The Family plays like an African-American version of Meet The Parents with just as many, if not more, laughs. In the film, Whang plays Sue Clancy, a traditional Korean-born woman married to a black man named John (Dorien Wilson).

"Finding New Horizons for Korea in its Past: The Cultural Pioneering of Jin Yong Lee"

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 03.26.2016 | Arts
Emanuel Pastreich

For all the success of the TV series about the palace kitchen Dae Jang Geum and Psy's "Gangnam Style" there is an increasing cultural entropy in Korea and commercialization of cultural contents that has undermined the cultural creativity that so many have held high expectations for.

A Village School in Seoul

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 03.18.2016 | Education
Emanuel Pastreich

Excellent academics and luxurious facilities are not free. Seoul Foreign School charges around 35,000 USD a year for high school, including a dedicated team for helping high-schoolers prepare for Ivy League college admissions.

Is Supreme the World's Most Magnetic Brand Right Now?

Timo Kiuru | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Timo Kiuru

About two weeks ago I was standing in line on Lafayette street in New York. As most of my close friends know, I hate waiting in line.

These Are The World's Most Expensive Cities To Live In

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | HuffPost Home

Attention, Singaporeans: If your wallet feels lighter than it used to, there's a good reason for it. Through no fault of your own, you're spending way...

Record-Breaking South Korea Filibuster Runs Beyond 115 Hours

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.28.2016 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean opposition lawmakers seeking to block a government-backed "anti-terrorism" bill pushed their record-breaking filibuster...

WATCH: Shark Slowly Eats Rival In Brutal Aquarium Attack

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

Forget dog-eat-dog, it's a shark-eat-shark world in South Korea. Other sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium in the capital, Seoul, must be shaking in th...

South Korean Man Acquitted For Following North Korea On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.31.2016 | World

Following North Korea on Twitter is not a crime, a South Korean court ruled Thursday. A 73-year-old South Korean man was accused of distributing pro-N...

Meet the Architect of Haebangchon's Famous "Kimchi Pot Wall"

Rachel Stine | Posted 01.06.2017 | Arts
Rachel Stine

This particular collection of earthenware jars is no accident. It's a work of art created by one the most famous dealers in traditional Korean ceramics, Ms. Youngun Shin.

Seoul Court To Issue Verdict On Japanese Reporter

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court will issue a verdict Thursday on a Japanese reporter charged with defaming South Korea's president by report...

Astoria Characters: The Juice Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.16.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's breakfast time, and John Sung Park is at the front door with a big grin on his face. He's been up since 4, and he still has a lifetime to go before he closes his juice bar, Paris Health New Direction, at 7 p.m.

Interview With L'Atlas

Sara Zielinski | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

"I define myself as an in-situ artist, it's a mix of land art and street art. But for me it's the same, to turn a place into a state of mind."

Secret Illustrations Could Someday Brighten Seoul's Monsoon Season

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.04.2015 | Good News

The storm doesn’t always have to pass before we see a rainbow. In fact, this group of artists would like passersby to witness a burst of color durin...

Design Driven Startup Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?

Walking Down the Streets of Seoul/Ramallah

Ed Gragert | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Ed Gragert

Border crossings and ad hoc and unpredictable checkpoints made us and the subjugated Palestinians into cattle, prodded and shouted at by Israelis with machine guns, proving who had colonial power and who had none.

How Cities Are Key to Curbing Climate Change

Park Won-soon | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Park Won-soon

SEOUL -- Cities make up about two percent of our planet's surface, yet the number of urban dwellers accounts for more than half of the world's population. Such tremendous growth and density have presented its fair share of challenges, namely that cities are responsible for 70 to 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, much of which is due to buildings, cars and other urban environments.