Korea

Will pandemic telework boost women’s careers in Japan, South Korea?

‘TIME POVERTY‘. Japan is ranked 121 and South Korea 108 out of 153 countries on the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Gap Index, …

by · Tuesday, 5 January 2021 · Japan, Korea, Philippines

North Korean border city locked down over suspected Covid-19 case

Over 33,000 North Koreans have fled to South Korea over the past 2 decades to avoid poverty and political suppression, mostly via the porous border …

by · Sunday, 26 July 2020 · Korea, North Korea, Thailand

Crazy ‘Poor’ Asians: Postscript to the Oscars

It makes poverty and lack of access to wealth funny and distracting. Setting it in the bustling economy of South Korea makes the depiction of squalor …

by · Wednesday, 12 February 2020 · Korea, Philippines

‘Parasite’: South Korea’s barrier-breaking satire

South Korean thriller “Parasite” — a dark comedy about modern poverty and wealth that has brought down language barriers to open new audiences …

by · Monday, 10 February 2020 · Korea, Philippines

What Parasite misses about inequality in South Korea

South Korea went from poverty to affluence in the space of a generation, but growth increasingly appears to be grinding to a halt. That’s leaving many …

by · Sunday, 12 January 2020 · Korea, Philippines

Vietnam, RoK enhance youth exchange

Over the past years, five Vietnamese delegations were sent to the Republic of Korea (RoK) to learn from the country’s experience in poverty reduction …

by · Wednesday, 25 December 2019 · Korea, Vietnam