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2018/12/10 | Timothy S. Rich, Andi Dahmer & Erin Woggon

In South Korea, Corruption Knows No Gender

An online survey shows that the downfall of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has prompted voters to more intensely scrutinize their politicians, apparently regardless of their gender.

2015/11/15 | Yuan

80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down

The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.

2016/12/01 | The Japan Times

Another Twist in the Park Scandal

Even if Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist; yet if she remains in office, Park will be too wounded to govern.

2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich

Has Park Geun-Hye's Downfall Changed the Game for Women in Korea?

What does Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment mean for female politicians in Korea?

2017/02/05 | Kim Kee-seok

OPINION: Solving the Puzzle of Park Geun-hye

South Korea needs to identify and reform the factors that misled voters to elect a bizarre president and to support her regardless of repeated policy failures. It should search for a systematic solution to its democracy puzzle.

2017/02/16 | Kazuhiko Togo

‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye

The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.

2015/10/14 | Sid Weng

South Korea Forcing Schools to Use Government-Issued History Textbooks

Opposing parties, students and scholars have criticized the government for distorting the history of South Korea, accusing the government for being against the democracy. More than 60 thousand professors disapprove the government's actions, along with dozens of university students, labor unions and religious and social movement organizations. Many citizens and student groups have taken to the streets and were driven away by the police.

2017/03/02 | The Japan Times

Doubling Down on Chaos in Seoul

South Korea needs to get hold of the chaos currently paralyzing its political world.

2017/03/14 | TIME

Whoever Becomes South Korea's New Leader Has Three Options for Dealing With Kim Jong Un. None Are Great

The new South Korean president will have to make an important decision on how to handle the North Korean nuclear threat.

2017/03/10 | TNL Staff

South Korean President Removed: Reactions

South Korea and the world reacts to the historic ruling this morning upholding the president's impeachment.

2017/03/16 | The Japan Times

South Korea Must Now Move On

South Korea's next leader faces several daunting challenges.

2017/05/09 | Kyle Pope

Moon Victory Imminent in South Korea

As liberal Moon Jae-in looks set to grab the South Korean presidency, Kyle Pope examines the politics that got him into pole position.

2016/11/03 | The Japan Times

Scandal Rocks Seoul

'The scandal means that all of Park’s initiatives are more susceptible to criticism, and the temptation for outside powers, such as North Korea and China, to meddle in the campaign is increasing.'

2016/12/19 | Robert E Kelly

Northeast Asia: Five Big Security Shifts in 2016

It's time to look back on the biggest stories in the always tense Northeast Asia region.