Experts say South Koreans trapped on ferry could have survived 72 hours if they found air pockets
It's unlikely, but possible.
South Korea arrests the captain of the ferry that capsized earlier this week
More than 500 divers — battling powerful currents in almost zero visibility — have yet to obtain any access to the ferry's interior.
South Koreans blame themselves for ferry tragedy
With nearly 300 missing, Koreans indulge a culture of shame.
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea faces criminal investigation
The number of confirmed deaths in the ferry sinking off South Korea has climbed to 25.
Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry capsizes off South Korea
Most of the passengers on board the ferry appeared to have been teenagers and their teachers from a high school in Seoul.
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
The South Korean government wants to impose a curfew on smartphone use
Gadget addiction — or nomophobia — is an epidemic in South Korea. Can the plan work?
Japan’s biggest pop star right now is a fetishized hologram
But, like, how'd this happen?
North Korea has said some really offensive things about South Korea's female president
Here are the 9 worst.
The developed world’s least helpful husbands
Men here spend just 45 minutes a day on household chores. But they say it’s not their fault.
Why North Korea test fired medium range missiles today
Kim Jong Un reacts to Obama’s united front. Or maybe he just craves attention.
North Korea’s new drug addiction
Forget crystal meth. Here comes amidon.
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.