These nations are using food to project power around the world. And it's working.
The way to hearts and minds, it seems, is through the tummy.
This adorable little South Korean girl is having an adorably hard time understanding 'stranger danger'
She doesn't want to live in a world where she can't accept cookies from strange men
Why Koreans are killing themselves in droves
A recent pair of dramatic suicides alarms the upwardly mobile nation.
The real reasons North Korea held Sunday's 'elections'
Hint: They’re not just to aggrandize Kim Jong Un.
Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.
Are US war games in South Korea worth the trouble?
The annual military ritual irritates the North, potentially triggering hostilities. So why bother?
Explainer: Why North Korea is acting like a 2-year-old again
North Korea has launched 11 short-range missiles in the past week, including 7 today. Here's why.
5 reasons why skiing in North Korea might secretly be awesome
Imagine sitting on the same chairlift Kim Jong Un once rode!
Kim Yuna and the Korean art of suffering
How Kim Yuna’s Olympic loss weighs on the heart of a nation.
Korean siblings see each other for the first time in 60 years
Hundreds of North and South Korean relatives are seeing each other for the first time after decades of separation.
Explainer: UN accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity
The commission’s report reads like a rap sheet from hell. But China will ensure Kim Jong Un’s impunity.
'How to date Japanese women who haven’t been exposed to radiation'
Readers weren't too happy with South Korea's Maxim after they published an article with the inflammatory headline.
'Four Evils' insurance comes to a South Korea grappling with social change
Government programs have led to 'four evils' insurance in South Korea as an answer to bullying, sexual assault, domestic violence ... and Spam.
Message to North Korea ‘engagers’: You’re helping Kim Jong Un
Prominent scholar BR Myers deploys a Nazi analogy to illustrate the impact of foreign tourists and executives in the repressive nation.
100 Koreans might get to meet their families across the border for first time in 4 years
Family reunions are a highly emotional issue on the divided Korean Peninsula as most of the separated family members are in their 70s and 80s.
South Korea: It's a nice day for a shady wedding
Weddings here are so grandiose they sometime bankrupt couples. Other times, they're used to launder bribes.
Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?
Health workers are grappling with soaring numbers, particularly in economically successful countries.
5 Asian remedies guaranteed to transform you into a superhero
Eager for a shortcut to health, wealth, virility or eternal youth? These traditional concoctions have you covered.
21 reasons you should drop everything and move to Seoul
Right now. Not later. Now. Go.
China is playing chicken with the US military in the South China Sea
War by other means: As China attempts to wrest control of the South China Sea, the US is forced to flinch or crash.
Did Kim Jong Un really execute his uncle’s extended family?
Other outrageous North Korean stories have since been discredited.
Jailed in North Korea: 5 Americans who got out
Here’s how five Americans won freedom from the Kim clan’s wardens — including one who founded a university in Pyongyang.
South Korea's Robot Land: theme park or training ground for robot armies?
Robot Land will feature a 364-foot statue of Taekwon V. Because apparently Japan's Gundam wasn't tall enough.
Treating garment workers in Cambodia as terrorists
Why South Korea shares blame for violence against strikers who stitch your clothes.
The folly of Rodman's North Korean sports diplomacy
Analysis: It's been tried before, at great expense.
Kpop group Super Junior's Leeteuk loses father, grandparents
Leeteuk's management company initially announced that the singer's father and grandparents were killed in a car accident.
Just how bad is tuberculosis in North Korea?
So bad that the regime is letting big-nosed Americans in to help.
South Korea pulled strings as Cambodia’s military cracked down on protesters
GlobalPost exclusive: As workers who stitch for Western brands demand a livable wage, South Korea urged Cambodian forces to protect corporate interests.
N Korea slams South for doubting Kim Jong Un's peace gesture
In a nationally televised New Year's address, Kim called for the creation of a favorable climate for improved relations between the two Koreas.
South Korea finally seizes the Silicon Valley dream
Bureaucracy and big conglomerates have long suffocated tech startups here in the world’s most wired nation. Now, young Koreans are fighting back.
2013 was a poor year for South Korean democracy
Long a darling of Washington, Seoul increasingly uses a Cold War security act to arrest political opponents.