Kelly Kasulis is the deputy digital editor of The GroundTruth Project.
Kelly Kasulis is a freelance journalist. She has written for PRI, The GroundTruth Project, The Boston Globe, Quartz, Mic and others. Follow her on Twitter: @KasulisK
Young pop stars in South Korea, struck with nostalgia, are performing covers of old-timey trot music on competition shows like “Mister Trot,” which have viewers vote for their favorite acts in an “American Idol”-style format.
Last year, South Korea had roughly 599,000 troops in its armed forces, but the supply of able-bodied males are expected to halve within the next decade.
The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.
Since 1992, the South Korean government has arbitrarily enforced a law that limits the act of giving tattoos to medical professionals.
"... We ordinary people — patriotic Korean people — are against Cho Kuk," said one protester in South Korea. The minister of justice stepped down amidst accusations against his family of nepotism and embezzlement.
Moon pledged peace with North Korea by 2045, but his timeline left some skeptical. South Korea hasn’t even been able to convince North Korea to accept rice donations ahead of a looming famine.
South Korea's sex toy industry professionals say sex dolls are the answer to increasing loneliness in South Korean society. But critics have pushed back on the law and say these "real dolls" objectify women and lead to more sex crimes — a hot-button topic in the wake of South Korea's #MeToo movement.
The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.
Some South Korean job seekers worry that the new amendment is all paper and no practice.
Allan Manuel’s never-before-seen photos reveal much about vibrant life on the Korean peninsula in a time of overwhelming death — and when most were certainly suffering.