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Yoo In-sik in his repair shop in Seoul. Yoo was one of South Korea's first Winter Paralympians.

A Korean Paralympic skier says other skiers cheer him on now. It didn’t used to be that way.


Yoo In-sik remembers when other skiers used to shy away from him on the chairlift because of his missing leg. “When I ski now, people cheer me on and clap for me,” he says.

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

Korea's Godfather of Rock Shin Joong-hyun got his start as a teenage guitarist at the Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. Now the US military base is closing.

The US military’s Yongsan Garrison leaves a mixed legacy in Seoul

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in

A year after South Korea passed an anti-corruption law, some businesses say it goes too far

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.

A South Korean policeman takes part in an anti-terror drill as part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in Seoul, South Korea, August 22, 2017.

South Koreans used to brush off talk of war. Now, they’re getting worried.


In South Korea, people are starting to talk with family members about what would happen if war broke out between the US and North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a target-striking contest of the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

South Korea’s creating a special military unit to assassinate Kim Jong-un


In an unusual move, the plan was announced publicly.

A model demonstrates a Samsung Electronics' new smartphone Galaxy S7 during its launching ceremony.

Samsung dream jobs are running out for young, overeducated South Koreans


Why are South Korea’s new graduates having so much trouble finding work? Some say it’s because they only want to work for big conglomerates.

Yoido Full Gospel Church began in 1958 and grew by serving poor and working class South Koreans who moved to the capital city of Seoul. Today, it's largest megachurch in the world.

The biggest megachurch on Earth and South Korea’s ‘crisis of evangelism’


Seoul, the capital of South Korea, has more megachurches than any other city in the world. But right now, Protestant evangelical leaders in South Korea don’t have the best reputation.