Raphael Rashid is a freelance journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. Having pursued Korean Studies at an undergraduate (SOAS, University of London) and graduate (Korea University) level, Raphael has a solid understanding about Korea, inter-Korean relations, and the Korean language. Raphael worked at Korea's largest global PR agency for a period of 3-years representing Korea's biggest conglomerates including Samsung. Through this, Raphael gained invaluable experience in Korea's worklife as well as insights into the world of chaebol.
Business Insider spoke to numerous South Koreans at a peace rally on Saturday organized by Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea (SPARK) and on the streets of Seoul near City Hall on Sunday.
Accommodation booking platforms are transforming the motel landscape in S. Korea, dispelling their taboo and creating a new genre of boutique fusion hotels.
Foreign investors have expressed strong interest in developing multi-billion dollar mega resorts in S. Korea. But there's a big catch: almost all casinos are off-limits for local citizens.
In a positive ruling for gay rights, a former soldier was recently found not guilty for engaging in sexual intercourse with another male soldier while serving in the South Korean army.
There were scenes of jubilation as North and South Korea walked out together under the unification flag at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Read our dispatch from the scene.
Ethnic Koreans from China and the former Soviet Union do not automatically qualify for the coveted F-4. That's where mushrooms come into the picture.
Soju has always been known for being a cheap drink that gets you drunk fast. But it's now gaining a strong following abroad, and has even spawned new premium market.
South Korea's pet market is expanding at a rapid rate, but for many animals, it means being treated like nothing more than objects.
e-Commerce sees explosive growth in South Korea, thanks to fast internet connections and ubiquity of smart phones. Yet shopping sites register big losses.
What do Bitcoin and Seoul's main river have to do with each other? A morbid joke tells a great deal about mounting anxiety over market volatility.
The Philippines is a popular destination for South Koreans. Many men, though, are accused of abandoning their half-Filipino children, dubbed Kopino.