Formed by a Korean migrant in Tokyo in 1948 to produce chewing gum, Lotte today is a global retailing, hospitality and leisure conglomerate
The film offers a withering critique of South Korean society’s growing inequality, striking a chord with a younger generation of audiences.
More than 20,000 Koreans sign a petition urging action from President Moon Jae-in as many remember their own history of protest.
Hilton is the original influencer, creating the blueprint for a new breed of celebrity who uses social media to gain attention, and then turn that attention into their own brand. She was in Korea recently for a skincare brand launch.
South Korea has some of the highest rates of suicide of any developed country. As record number of overseas students move there to study, the stigmas surrounding mental health are beginning to affect them, too.
Kaleidoscopes of the religion emerge from snapshots of Ramadan in three destinations – Singapore, Seoul and the southern Philippines.
The South Korean president is touring Central Asia in a bid to further energy deals and break free from a reliance on Washington and Beijing. But he will find it hard to escape the influence of China’s Belt and Road
The country’s US$177 million sex toy market is heating up and South Koreans are becoming less conservative as adult shops proliferate, but are they lacking education about sexual awareness?
But analysts are not convinced it is the right move for the carmaker, which is fifth-largest in the world by sales but struggling to regain market share in the US and China.
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says South Korea will host an international conference on sexual violence in conflict this year in latest sign relations between the two countries are worsening
Korean teachers complain that foreigners make more money than them for doing the same work, and locals can do the job just as well.
Air pollution has spiked in other parts of Asia during the past week, with India, Thailand and mainland China all affected
Alliance between Korea’s Oksusu and Pooq has partnerships with Hong Kong’s ViuTV, Malaysia’s iflix and China’s iQiyi. It will focus on creating better original content to take on Netflix and other rivals.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing an ambitious project to connect the Korean peninsula to Eurasia via transport and energy links
Customs officials in the southern port city of Busan seized 64 kilograms of cocaine on Monday that they say was bound for mainland China
57-year-old taxi driver leaves note addressing politician and journalist after lighting himself on fire in protest of a new ride-hailing service.
A guessing game is under way over a potential trip by the North Korean leader after officials from both sides met on Friday. But a visit would prove controversial on both sides of the peninsula
Although some South Koreans support Kim, others are troubled she won as a Republican when the party is accused of divisive politics and intolerance towards immigrants
Taxi drivers protesting against a car-pooling app by Kakao are fighting a losing battle. The tech savvy country finally appears to be embracing the sharing economy – and not even its chaebol firms are immune to change
Koreans are sceptical – it’s been nearly 20 years since a Korean president last received the prize, and there is still hostility. Even so, this time there’s reason to believe that, in a strange way, it could contribute to a real lasting peace.