Stories By Korea Bureau Chief Lim Yun Suk
128 Jul 2014 Mon
North and South Korea on Sunday marked the 61st anniversary of the Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War.
222 Jul 2014 Tue
South Korean police confirm that body found last month belonged to fugitive owner of the ill-fated Sewol ferry which sank in April resulting in around 300 deaths.
318 Jul 2014 Fri
The country is a paradise for smokers as the cost of cigarettes is lower than that of most other countries around the world, while eye-catching smoking advertisements attract smokers and non-smokers alike.
414 Jul 2014 Mon
From the age of 18 years, South Korean men have to do a two-year military service. The reason -- to protect the country against a beligerent neighbour, North Korea. But for some of these young men -- they seem to be waging a war inside the military, rather than against a foreign enemy.
501 Jul 2014 Tue
South Korea's Jeju Island is known not only for its natural beauty, but also women divers called "haenyo". However, their numbers have dwindled as the younger women are reluctant to carry on the tradition.
627 Jun 2014 Fri
Villagers in South Korea's Jeju Island are worried that they could be drawn into territorial disputes in the South China Sea due to the government's plan to set up a naval base on the island.
726 Jun 2014 Thu
After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced Thursday her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who had resigned over April's ferry disaster.
825 Jun 2014 Wed
A united Korea has always been the dream of many on both sides of the border. But reunification has now become a less important issue to younger South Koreans.
918 Jun 2014 Wed
Tens of thousands of South Korean’s football fans were out in the streets across the country early Wednesday morning to catch their Taeguk Warriors take on Russia in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
1005 Jun 2014 Thu
There were neither big winners nor losers in South Korea's local elections, which saw the largest voter turnout in 16 years.