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  • What’s the Use of Local Constituencies?

    photo The most important concern in personnel management of political parties is nomination of election candidates. While there is widespread scorn over the Park administration's repeated failures in key nominations, even more frustrati...

  • Seizure of Farmland vs. Food Security

    photo Surges in grain prices and the 2008 global financial crisis have encouraged cross-border land deals in pursuit of either food security or a high return on investments.

  • Military Soccer, German Soccer, and Korean Soccer

    photo I woke up very early in the morning for a month because of the World Cup football tournament. Frankly speaking, I don’t like football. I lost my interest more than 30 years ago during my service with the Army. It was not solely b...

  • North Korea’s Beautiful Cheerleaders

    photo Working-level contact is under way between North and South Korea to determine the conditions for the North to send its athletes and cheerleaders to the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Like previous working-level meetings, the talks h...

  • Korea’s Rich People: Analysis on 2014 Statistic...

    At the end of 2013, about 167,000 Koreans had financial assets worth 1 billion won or more, approximately 2.5 percent more than 2012. Some 47 percent of wealthy individuals live in Seoul, but the growth rate of this population in ...

    Geography of Jobs in Korea: Regional Characteris...

    Since its introduction 20 years ago, the local autonomy system has breathed new life into the economy outside of the capital area (Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province). A 2013 survey found that living conditions and life satisfac...

  • B&B Business Beckons Young Koreans

    photo Song Dong-yong, 34, owns a bed & breakfast (B&B) in the Mapo District of Seoul. It is a five-room house that includes double-decked beds and a common room with large tables. Started in 2010, the B&B was marketed mainly through the...

  • Mountains are Archetypal Space of Life to Korean...

    photo The poet thinks of mountains as the basis and guardian of his life. It may be because he is fond of mountains, but then again mountains are a common feature of Korea as 70 percent of the land is mountainous. Gyeongsang National Un...

  • Jean Chung: “I want my photos to bring about sm...

    photo The small photograph here was taken in Minova, a town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (hereafter, Congo) in Central Africa. The woman entering the squalid building with the two children is Masika Katsuva, who was gang rape...

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