A Seoul-based reporter who's covered politics, business, society and culture inside North Korea and South Korea. I left the Wall Street Journal in Sept. 2015 and I've contributed to outlets including the New York Times, CBS News (US), CNN, Cereal Magazine and Monocle.
An in-depth look at South Korea's maligned history textbooks: their influence on public attitude towards Japan as well as on Seoul's diplomacy with Tokyo.
A CNN Travel piece on Korea's ubiquitous "bang," or private rooms rented per hour for karaoke, video games and more. But it's the more intimate activities taking place inside them that are raising eyebrows, an image bang-owners call unfair.
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