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A Farmer, ‘Little Ghosts’ and 18,000 Tobacco Plants: How COVID-19 Upended Farming in South Korea
South Korea
A Farmer, ‘Little Ghosts’ and 18,000 Tobacco Plants: How COVID-19 Upended Farming in South Korea

NORTH JEOLLA PROVINCE, South Korea — It wasn’t yet 9 a.m., but Promdeth Phonsrikaew stood sweat-soaked in the field. He was in his third hour of picking tobacco, beginning shortly after dawn at the foot of a mountain in a... Read More

Is Video Game Addiction a Mental Health Disorder? South Korea Looks in the Mirror
Mental Health
Is Video Game Addiction a Mental Health Disorder? South Korea Looks in the Mirror

SEOUL, South Korea — His video game habit started in middle school. His bedroom door was always locked, and when his grandmother stood on the veranda and peered through his window, he was invariably engrossed in an on-screen gunfight. He... Read More

In Need of Fatherly Advice? In South Korea, There’s a YouTube Channel for That
South Korea
In Need of Fatherly Advice? In South Korea, There’s a YouTube Channel for That

SEOUL, South Korea — When Mun Jung-ho launched his YouTube career a couple of years ago at the ripe age of 50, he wasn’t sure what he wanted his channel to be about. Mun, a voice actor by day, experimented... Read More

K-Pop’s K-Porn Problem: Growing Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Spy-Cam Epidemic
South Korea
K-Pop’s K-Porn Problem: Growing Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Spy-Cam Epidemic

SEOUL, South Korea — It started a few years ago with a small group of young men texting each other evidence of their sexual exploits — photographs and videos allegedly made without consent of the women who appeared in them.... Read More

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