[Weekender] Data analysis helps Memebox find beauty market niche

Memebox is a relatively new face in the South Korean beauty industry which is largely dominated by cosmetics giants such as Amorepacific, Estee Lauder and MAC. Entering a market occupied by such est...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:56

[Weekender] Techno valley -- Korea’s start-up hub

Techno valleys in Korea are playing a pivotal role as hubs for technology start-ups as the government pushes to boost innovation through policy measures. Pangyo Techno Valley in Seongnam, Gyeonggi P...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:45

[Weekender] ‘Changing the way we work’

The Korean economy has hit a wall. Conventional management methods have run their course. Aging systems, where corporate owners run their businesses with employees accustomed to their ironclad cont...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:32

[Weekender] Ilsan out to emulate Pangyo's success

The Gyeonggi government announced last month that it has chosen Ilsan as the site for a large-scale advanced tech cluster focusing on visual reality and IT health care services. The Ilsan techno val...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:23

[Weekender] Pangyo shakes things up with young, creative approach

Pangyo Techno Valley, a tech hub modelled after Silicon Valley in the U.S., is emerging as a new national growth engine as South Korea’s conventional manufacturing industries stutter. The complex l...

Updated : 2016.07.15 15:46

[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