North Korea

Takuya Yokota in Tokyo in November 2017. He continues to speak out about North Korea's abduction of his sister in 1977.

Japan could ease tensions with North Korea — if North Korea comes clean on its abduction of Japanese citizens

Conflict & Justice

Last year at the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump brought up the issue of the Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. This year, he praised North Korea’s leader for his courage.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) talks with officials onboard his personal plane in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Feb. 15, 2015.

Trump, Kim summit in Singapore presents logistical challenges for North Korea

Global Politics
Positive signs celebrating the Inter-Korean Summit are seen near Seoul Station the day before on April 26, 2018.

North and South Korea come together in historic summit

Global Politics
Students hold posters with pictures of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

North and South Korea to hold historic first summit in decade

Postcard from Pyongyang

Arts, Culture & Media
The delegation and the team of North Korea arrive at The Paralympic Village in Pyeongchang, South Korea, wearing red jumpsuits, March 8, 2018.

North Korea’s debut at Paralympics could signal improvements for citizens with disabilities


North Korea has sent two athletes to compete in Pyeongchang in what observers are calling a sign of growing acceptance of people with disabilities in a country known for shunning them.

Won Hyung-joon leads the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra and hopes one day to perform together with North Korean musicians.

Why ‘Arirang’ is the perfect song for a divided Korea


A South Korean violinist has long dreamed of bringing together North and South Koreans musicians for a musical reunification. He almost made it happen.

A concrete border is seen as a South Korean soldier stands guard at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea July 19, 2017

The ‘Truce Village’ between North and South Korea


Panmunjom has been called “the most tense place on the planet.” Here is what it’s like to visit.

Sook Ei and George Lampman met at the US embassy in Seoul in the months before the start of the Korean War.

They got married in Seoul and a week later, China invaded


A US Marine met his future wife at the US Embassy in Seoul just months before the start of the Korean War. Their love story spanned seven decades.

Boy on horse in carousel, looking at camera. Old, scanned photo

On being Korean in America in the time of the ‘Axis of Evil’ and ‘Rocket Man’


This is how Ju-Hyun Park learned to distance himself from being Korean in America.