[Editorial] Abe’s ambiguity

In an interview with the Washington Post last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outlined the goals of his April trip. The tenor of the interview was that the U.S.-Japan alliance remained strong, based on both economic and s...

[Editorial] Growing sinkhole problem

Two sinkholes appeared in busy areas of Seoul on March 28, lending urgency to the problem of sinkholes, which threaten public safety.In Sinchon, a 15-ton truck fell sideways as the ground gave way below it, and in Samseong-dong a ...

[Robert J. Fouser] Changes in the Korean language

Memories of language learning center on the curious and the embarrassing. People remember the mispronounced words, the humorous grammar mistakes, and breakdowns in communication. One of my most vivid memories of learning Korean w...

[Kim Seong-kon] In shadow of power and glory

Men constantly seek power and glory. Once you taste that nectar, there is no turning back. It is like an addiction. That is why politicians cannot leave the political arena once they set foot in it, even though it is perilous and ...