[Weekender] Original KATUSA soldier shares memories of war, pride of service

Yu Yong-bong has not gone hiking for decades. The haunting memories of fighting in the mountains have kept him away from the trails. The 84-year-old former member of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Divi...

Updated : 2016.07.08 17:12

[Weekender] KATUSA, symbol of Korea-U.S. alliance

They were there in 1950 when the U.N. troops landed in Incheon to besiege the North Korean Army during the Korean War. They were there when the allied forces pushed North Korea to the brink at the Ya...

Updated : 2016.07.08 17:05

[Weekender] Misunderstandings about KATUSA

When faced with mandatory conscription in South Korea, all able-bodied men between 18 and 35 face the dilemma of choosing where to serve during their 21-month duty. This ranges from the regular army ...

Updated : 2016.07.08 17:01

[Weekender] KATUSA fuels private education fever

Test scores play an integral role in life of a South Korean. For some men, this appears to apply even to their mandatary military service. Since the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army, or...

Updated : 2016.07.08 17:00

[Weekender] Competent warriors, vital military ambassadors since start of alliance

Every year, on the morning of June 25, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is greeted by a slew of government officials, military personnel and war veterans who gather to pay tribute to the fallen warri...

Updated : 2016.07.08 16:45

[Weekender] Summer is a season of horror as a bone-chilling way to beat the heat

While some may think the best way to beat the scorching weather is to take a dip in the pool or guzzle an iced coffee, summertime in Korea is known for its unique culture of scaring the heat right ou...

Updated : 2016.07.01 16:15

[Weekender] On-screen scares for summer

As the sweltering Korean summer sets in, theaters are gearing up to open a series of horror movies for audiences wishing to cool off with goosebumps and chills. Coming soon to the screens are a div...

Updated : 2016.07.01 14:32

[Weekender] Ghost hunting in the dark alleys of Seoul

Amid modern skyscrapers in Seoul, it’s hard to imagine that some horrifying murders or traumatic suicides occurred. But the northern center of the capital city is in fact where many major historical...

Updated : 2016.07.01 13:39

[Weekender] Urban legends stoke kids' fears

Children growing up in Korea are exposed to numerous urban legends that often fan fear and anxiety -- unfounded fears, in the eyes of adults. Set against the backdrop of modernized cities, the ur...

Updated : 2016.07.01 13:24

[Weekender] What fine dust does to human body

The South Korean public is more sensitive to air quality these days, in light of increasing news reports on the negative impacts of fine dust and with a slew of released apps that send almost real-ti...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:58

[Weekender] Criticism mounts over government’s fine dust countermeasure plan

Earlier this month, the South Korean government released a set of fine dust countermeasures amid growing public anxiety over the peninsula’s grey skies. Considering neighboring countries’ climate ...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:56

[Weekender] Korea more vulnerable to air pollution

A latest report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has sent a solemn message to the world: If we do not effectively tackle air pollution, it could cause 6 to 9 million pre...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:37

[Weekender] Threat of fine dust creeps up on Korea

Up until recently, China was considered the main enemy when South Koreans were warned to stay indoors away from the polluted air that was mainly considered to be due to yellow sand from the deserts o...

Updated : 2016.06.24 18:32

[Weekender] Busting fine-dust myths: its origins and prevention

Breathing in South Korea has become more risky. There have been a slew of reports from overseas that warned of worsening air pollution in Korea, with the latest being Yale University’s study releas...

Updated : 2016.06.24 17:01

[Weekender] Bank deposits offer poor returns

Following the Bank of Korea’s surprise cut in base interest rate last week, local banks have each been slashing their own rates on deposit and saving accounts. Citibank Korea’s easy-access deposit...

Updated : 2016.06.17 17:14