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Baseball fans wait to enter Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Wednesday ahead of the MLB opener between the Dodgers and Padres.
Mar 20, 2024
K-pop stars to help showcase South Korea during Seoul Series
Before Ohtani’s debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Diego Padres begins, K-pop girl group aespa will hit the stage for a performance.
Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Sunday ahead of the MLB opening series between the Dodgers and Padres.
Mar 20, 2024
No explosives found at Seoul stadium after bomb threat against Ohtani
Authorities did not find anything at the venue after special investigators searched the premises in the morning.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani arrives at Incheon International Airport in South Korea ahead of the MLB's Seoul Series, on Friday.
Mar 19, 2024
All eyes on Ohtani on eve of MLB's Seoul Series
The Dodgers star touched down in South Korea to a welcome worthy of a K-pop act
Many empty seats are seen during an exhibition baseball game between the San Diego Padres and South Korea's LG Twins on Monday at Seoul's Gocheok Sky Dome.
Mar 19, 2024
MLB exhibition attendance in Seoul remains low
On Monday, only 6,815 fans turned out for the Padres-LG Twins day game.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani grounds out in the fourth inning of an exhibition game against South Korea's national team at Seoul's Gocheok Sky Dome on Monday.
Mar 19, 2024
Dodgers beat South Korean national team in exhibition finale
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani went hitless in three at-bats in front of a crowd of 14,856 in Seoul.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani says he is focused on baseball despite all the hype surrounding his Dodgers debut in Seoul next week.
Mar 16, 2024
Ohtani focused ahead of MLB season opener in Seoul
The Dodgers will play the San Diego Padres in a two-game series in Seoul to open the MLB season next week.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish watches game action against the Chicago Cubs in Peoria, Arizona, on March 4.
Mar 12, 2024
Darvish to start on Opening Day, Yamamoto to start Game 2 in Seoul
Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani are set for their first career meeting in Game 1 on March 20.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws live batting practice during spring training in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday.
Feb 21, 2024
A 'safe bet' Yamamoto will start in South Korea, Dodgers manager says
Dave Roberts said he believed Yamamoto was on track to start one of the Dodgers' two season-opening games in Seoul on March 20 and 21.
Shohei Ohtani is expected make his regular-season debut with the Dodgers in Seoul on March 20.
Feb 16, 2024
Seoul mayor hopes interest in Shohei Ohtani and MLB brings more games to South Korea
The Seoul Series will be a chance for South Korea and MLB to work together to revive professional baseball’s popularity in the nation.
Police officers guard the site of a crowd crush in Seoul, on Oct. 30, 2022. Two police officers were sentenced on Wednesday for destroying evidence linked to the disaster on Oct. 29, 2022.
Feb 14, 2024
Two Seoul police officers convicted over deadly Halloween crush
The pair "deleted or arbitrarily destroyed internal reports written prior to the accident and destroyed evidence," a court said.
A woman prays while reading condolence messages attached to the wall of a narrow alley of Itaewon, where the deadly Halloween crush that killed more than 150 in October happened, in Seoul, in December 2022.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 20, 2024
Seoul police chief charged over deadly Halloween crush
Kim Kwang-ho, head of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, was charged with professional negligence resulting in injury or death.
People attend a vigil on Sunday in Seoul to mark the first anniversary of the tragic crowd crush that killed 159 people during Halloween celebrations in the city's popular Itaewon nightlife area a year ago.
Oct 29, 2023
Families hold mass commemoration for Seoul 2022 crush victims
A year on, victims' families say they are still seeking answers to what went wrong and who was responsible for the deadly crush.
A woman walks past newly unveiled lettering that references the Oct. 29 Itaewon crush in Seoul. A more fully developed memorial was later built to commemorate the event and the more than 150 people who lost their lives.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society / Longform
Oct 27, 2023
One year on, Itaewon's scars remain
A year on from the Itaewon crush, foot traffic in the Seoul neighborhood is picking back up. But what the future of the area is still in doubt.
A banner at the entrance to Shibuya’s Center Street makes it clear this is no place for a party.
PODCAST / deep dive
Oct 26, 2023
The specter of Itaewon has Shibuya spooked
One year on, Elizabeth Beattie joins us to discuss where Itaewon stands after its Halloween disaster, and what its legacy means for celebrations in Japan.
People demonstrate against the government on Nov. 5, 2022, after nearly 160 people died in a crowd crush in Seoul's Itaewon district on Halloween that year.
Oct 21, 2023
Little punishment or change after South Korea’s Halloween calamity
Families of the 159 people crushed to death last year say the government has never acknowledged its mistakes or accepted responsibility.
Nurses and university students majoring in nursing hold up signs that read "Nurse act", during a protest against President Yoon Suk Yeol vetoing a nursing act that defines the roles and responsibilities of nurses, in Seoul on May 19.
Oct 19, 2023
Why South Korea has so many protests, and what that means
Born during South Korea’s difficult march toward self-governance in the 1980s, protest rallies are a fixture of Asia’s most vibrant democracy.
A South Korean teacher reacts as others chant slogans during a protest to demand better protection of their rights and to mourn a young teacher found dead in July in an apparent suicide, in Seoul on Monday. The signs read "Vote for an agreement on the protection of teachers' rights."
Sep 6, 2023
South Korean teachers want an end to parents’ harassment
Teachers say they often face pressure from parents who make excessive or impossible demands of them, including favoritism for their children.
A policeman stands next to the crime scene where a mass stabbing occurred in Seongnam, South Korea, on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 6, 2023
Police arrest 7 over murder threats at Seoul subway stations
Online posts specifying times and locations for stabbing attacks in the South Korean capital were shared widely across social media.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Padres and Dodgers to open 2024 season in Seoul
The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers will open the 2024 season with two games in Seoul on March 20 and 21, Major League Baseball and its players association said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Seoul Pride goes ahead in shadow of rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Seoul for the city’s Pride parade, following months of wrangling with officials who had rejected an application to hold the event in its usual place.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on