China's continuous rise and China's active strategic engagement with South Korea are increasingly challenging the basis of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea cooperative triangle in Northeast Asia. South Korea, on its part, is also upgrading its cooperation with China on economic partnership, a political dialogue (to persuade North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambition) and on the historical posture vis-a-vis Japan.
Western music comes with Western privilege and, like white privilege, this type of agency does not need to crossover to the margins because Western pop stars are already idolized the world over.
The bridge has hosted about 1,600 suicides in its history, and an apparent upward trend -- including a record 46 suicides last year -- was enough to convince the board of the protective measure, which is planned to be in place by 2018.
In the depth of the recession, some foreign countries made a simple calculation. They'd subsidize their steel industries even though that violates international trade rules. It paid off by keeping their citizens employed, paid and fed.
In this Moments in Travel I visit the Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan, South Korea, escorted by a group of local hospitality students. They introduce me to a fundamental staple of Korean cuisine, fresh seafood, so fresh in fact, that pieces of it are still "alive" when I consume it...
It's not the size that counts, but the way it's incorporated into a themed restaurant that really matters.
The United States should use the 300 soldiers who are on their way to Iraq to stiffen its allies spines and to generate collective action to fight the forces of evil now set loose in the Middle East. America can help with this endeavor, but the heavy lifting must be the responsibility of America's Middle East Allies.
It's always a good time when one of these national soccer teams are playing. Watch the World Cup with these fantastic fans, ideally in their home country. From Brazil's wild, samba-dancing bunch to Germany's "fan mile," we track down the nations that take World Cup partying very seriously.
Earlier this week, international sensation Psy debuted his latest release, "Hangover," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg (er... Lion) on his oft-visited YouTube channel. Responses to the video have been mixed.
An attacking midfielder or winger, Sofiane Feghouli has many admirers in European football -- including one Arséne Wenger, who referred to the Valencia man as "exceptional" and "a beast."
South Korea knows about the struggle against hunger and malnutrition. They have seen it up close. The Second World War, its aftermath and the Korean War brought hunger to the door of nearly every citizen.
Gangjeong is one of the country's smallest villages, yet activists here, in their struggle against the construction of a massive naval base, have inspired people around the world.
The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.
After the message sinks in we are left with the subject matter - hauntingly beautiful images that dance across the picture plane from one side to the middle and beyond like a newly, and quickly forming fissure in the earth.
What the ferry tragedy highlights is the dehumanizing nature of the labor practice prevalent in South Korea today. We wish we could say Chunghaejin is an isolated case, one of the few bad apples in an otherwise benign society.
We must invest all the resources and energy we can into creating an educational culture that values not only excellence in math and science, but excellence in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.