Tag: South Korea


North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan Into Pacific

Pyongyang’s fifth test in 10 days comes after South Korea and the United States hold military drills. North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan, the fifth launch in 10 days, amid expectations that it is gearing up to test its first nuclear weapon in five years. The missile, detected by the Japanese coast guard and South Korea’s Joint Chiefs […]


Reggae Girlz Captain Shaw Says Learning Experience From Two Match Tour Loss

Jamaica Reggae Girlz captain Khadijah Shaw has labeled the just concluded two-match tour of South Korea as a valuable learning experience, despite the team losing both matches. Following a 1-0 loss to their Asian counterparts on Saturday, the team closed out the tour with a 2-0 defeat on Wednesday.  Despite the results, the tour that was earmarked as an opportunity […]


Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz Suffered Setback Against South Korea

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz were pushed back 1-0 against a clinical South Korean team in a friendly international at the Hwaseong Stadium on Saturday. After the 13th minute of the start of the game, an early goal by Choe Yu-ri was all the South Korean ladies needed to halt any ambition harbored by the young Jamaicans. The Reggae Girlz made a […]


North Korea Tells South Korean President To ‘Shut His Mouth’ After Offer Of Aid

SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said Friday South Korea’s president should “shut his mouth” after he reiterated that his country was willing to provide economic aid in return for nuclear disarmament. Her comments mark the first time a senior North Korean official has commented directly on what South Korean President Yoon […]


Yellen Calls Out China Trade Practices In South Korea Visit

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. and South Korea should deepen their trade ties to avoid working with countries that use their market positions to unfair advantage — calling out China by name. “We cannot allow countries like China to use their market position in key raw materials, technologies, or products to disrupt our economy or exercise unwanted […]


Samsung Set To See 52% Jump in Profit

South Korean multinational electronics technology company Samsung reportedly said it expects to post a 52% jump in profit for the 2021 last quarter, amid the global chip shortage. The world’s biggest memory chip maker estimates that it made $11.5 billion in the period. That would be its highest fourth-quarter operating profit in four years. The company’s earnings were boosted by […]


North Korea Warns The South To Back off

The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over North Korean defectors who have been sending back propaganda and food. The threat comes as Seoul said on Sunday that Pyongyang should honor past agreements signed between the two countries. “The South and the […]


South Korean Cult Leader Gets 15 Years For Multiple Rape

Pastor Lee Jaerock, a South Korean cult leader, is set to spend fifteen years behind bars after being convicted to multiple rapes of eight female followers – some of whom believed he was God. According to press reports, Lee set up the Manmin Central Church in Guro, once a poor area of Seoul, with just 12 followers in 1982. The […]


K-Pop Music Moves To The Top

South Korea is known to be one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It is also renowned for its export in semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships, petrochemicals, and other products. However, one of its exports that has been under the radar or at least not talked about much is its hip-hop music culture that is […]


Cosmetic Surgery – A Booming Business In South Korea

“Image is nothing Thirst is everything Obey your thirst” The foregoing slogan may certainly work for Sprite, a brand of the manufacturer Coca-Cola. However, for South Koreans especially those in the entertainment business, image is everything and to say otherwise would be considered anathema. Today, in South Korea men and women compete for going under the knife. The growth of plastic […]