Jin Yu Young
Doctors take part in a rally to protest against government plans to increase medical school admissions, in Seoul on March 3.
Jun 18, 2024
More doctors walk off the job in South Korea in one-day strike
The dispute began in January, when the South Korean government announced a plan to dramatically expand admissions to medical schools.
From left: Prin, Sen and jiGook of QI.X call themselves one of the first openly queer, transgender K-pop acts.
Sep 30, 2023
Queer K-pop group QI.X wants to change South Korea
In conservative South Korea, few LGBTQ entertainers have ever come out. The young members of QI.X don’t see the point of staying in.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2022
‘Gangnam Style’ brought K-pop to the world, but haunted its creator
In 2012, the song took over the internet, and it helped pave the way for the global success of Korean pop. But Psy spent years trying and failing to replicate the phenomenon.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Sep 9, 2022
In South Korea, a hit show brings autism into the spotlight
'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' has raised awareness of autism in South Korea, where developmental disabilities are still a taboo subject for many people.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2022
Millions of South Koreans could soon get younger (on paper)
South Korea has three ways of calculating age, often adding a year or two to the international standard. The incoming president wants to change that.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2022
How the ‘Garlic Girls’ overcame abuse to return to the Olympics
The South Korean curling team helped revive a painful discussion about the mistreatment of athletes in their country, leading the way for others to come forward.
Japan Times
Oct 15, 2021
South Korea will donate 1.6 million vaccine doses to Vietnam and Thailand
Around 62% of the South Korean population is fully vaccinated, while Thailand and Vietnam sit at 33% and 17% respectively.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'