South Korea

Korea beats Disneyland as most desirable graduation trip for Japanese girls in survey

Mickey Mouse may not be the king of Japanese girls’ hearts any longer.

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We use the Seishun 18 Ticket to travel from Japan to Korea by ferry

Now you can take a budget trip to Korea and enjoy all the sights, smells and sounds; without breaking the bank to get there!

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South Korea’s annual body painting festival sees humans transforming into exquisite works of art

The best canvas in the world turns out to be skin.

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Hilarious GIF shows what could have happened to Moon Jae-in when he stepped into North Korea

Frankly, we’re kind of surprised it didn’t happen.

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There’s no doubt as to which gender the group is trying to attract.

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From pop culture to fashion, rise of South Korea sees a marked influence on Japanese teenagers

Are we seeing the start of a new cultural evolution in Japan?

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AKB48 and South Korean idol groups perform hits at music awards, turns out to be a disaster

Scathing comments from Japanese and Korean netizens spark heated debate between the two pop cultures.

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Ayumi Hamasaki offends South Korean fans during live concert with Japanese war flag

For some, the painful memories of World War II remain fresh in their minds.

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YouTube channel starring 71-year-old Korean grandma is a big hit 【Video】

Yeah, your grandma is cool, but does she have a YouTube channel with over 290,000 subscribers?

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Recently opened Lotte Tower in Seoul has magical elevator ride to the observation deck【Video】

It’s out with elevator music and in with more of this!

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7-Eleven convenience stores in South Korea offer an electrifying new Pokémon item!

Pokémon lovers rejoice! There’s now a whole new way to celebrate your fandom with these Pikachu-themed lunch boxes now on sale in South Korea!

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Selfie love shown between South and North Korean gymnasts

A South Korean and North Korean gymnast have shown the world the two nations can live peacefully side-by-side with one selfie.

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The latest spat between the two Koreas took a really bizarre turn

The dispute between the two Korean nations took a really odd turn when North Korea accused their southern counterpart of releasing deadly snakes along the border.

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Security cameras capture wild boar’s intense rampage inside Korean restaurant【Video】

While the concept of a wild pig going crazy in a restaurant sounds like a fun time, this video shows how harrowing it can actually be.

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New “pink light” system for pregnant passengers trialled on subway in South Korea【Video】

The bluetooth system has been designed to help pregnant women secure a seat on the train.

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Conan O’Brien turns into a goldfish for a surprise Korean drama cameo

Conan o-“fish”-ally cements his fame in South Korea by making an appearance in the drama One More Happy Ending as a talking goldfish.

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Seven reasons why 80 percent of young South Koreans don’t want to live in their own country

South Korea is a popular travel destination adored by many, but a recent survey suggests that almost 80 percent of its citizens want out. Why?

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Here’s what Koreans think of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump【Video】

Of course, the hair got plenty of attention… 

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The craziest small arms maneuvers by South Korean SWAT, in 9 GIFs

With a multitude of potential threats radiating over the border from North Korea, South Korea can not be lax when it comes to security.

As such, Seoul places a premium value on the training and capabilities of its military and police forces. This is clearly illustrated through the para-military capabilities of the South Korean National Police (KNP) SWAT teams.

A 2014 video from LiveLeak shows the incredible training in small arms maneuvers that these SWAT members go through.

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Starbucks Coffee Korea celebrates 16 years with color-changing tumbler

Who doesn’t love a birthday? And while usually the best thing about birthdays is all the cool stuff you get, Starbucks Coffee is instead celebrating 16 years in Korea by giving things away.

To mark this special occasion, the coffee house chain has released a special range of merchandise including an anniversary mug, thermos and, very cool glass tumbler which changes colour as the temperature drops. The color-changing tumbler takes us back to when we were kids and Hypercolor T-shirts were all the rage.

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