Alternate lives: Korean orphans’ quests for answers | AFP

Abandoned by his mother, Jo was taken into South Korea’s orphanage system but never chosen by a new family. He spent the rest of his childhood in what he describes as brutal and rigidly hierarchical institutions. Now he and other South Korean orphans are telling their stories in a short film by a South Korean adoptee himself, on display as an art exhibit in Seoul.

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Two dead in Korean nightclub balcony collapse at world swim meet | AFP

Two people died and 16 were injured, including an Olympic gold medallist taking part in swimming’s world championship, after a balcony collapsed under the weight of party-goers at a South Korean nightclub, local police said Saturday.

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S. Korean man kills himself as dispute with Japan escalates | AFP

A South Korean man has died after setting himself on fire in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, police say, amid an ongoing trade and diplomatic dispute between South Korea and Japan.

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Shiori Ito on speaking about sexual assault in Japan: ‘I felt lonely’

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito and South Korean prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun discuss the impact #MeToo had in their countries while they were battling sexual assault and harassment cases. (July 17)

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Kim Yoon-seok on his directorial debut, drama ‘Another Child’

South Korean actor and director Kim Yoon-seok talks about his directorial debut, ‘Another Child,’ at the New York Asian Film Festival (13 July).

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South Korea dog meat protesters hounded by farmers | AFP

South Korean dog farmers defiantly gobble down canine meat at a counter-protest to an animal rights demonstration in Seoul.

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South Korea’s Moon welcomes Trump with banquet

US President Donald Trump was welcomed to South Korea by its president and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands on Saturday. Trump met with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House, where the South Korean leader has his offices and home. (June 29)

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