[WHY] Where have all the pediatricians gone in Korea?
As large hospitals are downsizing or shutting down their pediatric emergency rooms due to workforce shortages, Korea is facing a shortage of pediatricians.
[WHY] Why do young people keep flocking to overcrowded Seoul?
Many people, especially younger people, eagerly move to the capital city in the hopes of having a better job and lifestyle. But many others say this is not a choice, but the only path for survival.
[WHY] Will the Korean military ever draft women?
Ever wondered why BTS has to answer the call of duty, but girl groups like Blackpink don’t? Well, they actually might have to in the coming decade. The Korean military faces a population crisis of its own amid the country's ever-plunging birthrate.
[WHY] Why do Koreans create new identity at work with an English name?
On Blind, a popular website for anonymous company reviews, a search for “English name” yields more than a thousand posts.
[WHY] Why do many young adults choose isolation?
Ever just wanted to press pause on life and stay in bed the whole day? Sometimes, the simplest tasks such as getting up, getting dressed and leaving the house feel harder than they should.
[WHY] Semi-permanent tattoos provide a shot of confidence despite legal uncertainties
Many Korean men are opting for scalp and eyebrow tattoos to improve their appearances and tackle their long-held insecurities with much cheaper and simpler procedures than hair transplants.
[WHY] Why do Koreans love luxury brands so much?
In Korea, the Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag priced over 14 million won ($10,700) is famously known as the "wedding guest bag" due to its popularity among attendees who prefer luxury bags for weddings.
[WHY] How school violence became the ultimate sin
Earlier this year, the new chief of the National Office of Investigation, Chung Sun-sin, had to step down just a day after being appointed. What pushed him to resign was not one of the usual suspects, like a political scandal or allegations of ...
[WHY] Why do Koreans think Japan isn’t sorry?
Japan has offered numerous apologies to Korea since the two countries normalized relations in 1965, but recent polls show most Koreans do not believe Japan is truly repentant over its past — so what has gone wrong, and what can be done better?
[WHY] Why are iPhones and Teslas more expensive in Korea?
From the iPhones to Teslas and Chanel bags to Dyson stylers, Korean consumers suffer some of the world’s biggest price discrimination. Here’s why.