Musun Kim

Musun Kim

Sport

Olympic torch stops in Seoul before 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

Despite landmark talks between North and South Korean officials, and and an elaborate torch relay in Seoul, many Koreans have still expressed a lackluster interest in the games.

Olympic torch stops in Seoul before 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

North Korea

What will come of talks between the two Koreas?

Upcoming talks are expected to focus on the PyeongChang Olympics and improving ties between North and South Korea.

What will come of talks between the two Koreas?

Asia

Jeju Island: China punishes South Korea tourism over North feud

Visitors to Jeju Island dry up as China retaliates by targeting economy over feud following North Korea's latest nuclear tests.

Jeju Island: China punishes South Korea tourism over North feud

China

China's Hangzhou prepares to host G20 summit

Chinese authorities have given the little city of Hangzhou a complete make-over as the country prepares to host the G20 summit for the first time ever.

China's Hangzhou prepares to host G20 summit

Japan

Japan: Returning home after Fukushima nuclear disaster

Minamisoma returnees keen to rebuild lives after lifting of evacuation order for first time since 2011 nuclear disaster.

Japan: Returning home after Fukushima nuclear disaster

Science & Technology

Japan: Line Corp mobile messaging firm launches IPO

Japan-based mobile message app firm aims to raise $1.3bn by listing on New York and Tokyo stock exchanges.

Japan: Line Corp mobile messaging firm launches IPO

Politics

Japan election: A referendum on 'Abenomics'?

The forthcoming elections to the Upper House are getting more attention than usual.

Japan election: A referendum on 'Abenomics'?

Japan

Thousands to call for US troops' exit from Okinawa

Amid growing anger, tens of thousands of anti-US base protesters are expected to stage their largest rally in 20 years.

Thousands to call for US troops' exit from Okinawa

South Korea

The South Korean marines on the North's doorstep

"Ghost-catching marines" stationed a mere 1km away from forces of arch-rival North Korea are the first line of defence.

The South Korean marines on the North's doorstep

North Korea

China's strategic play with nuclear North Korea

North's missile failures and high-level diplomatic visit to Beijing highlight an evolving relationship between allies.

China's strategic play with nuclear North Korea

Japan

Obama's Hiroshima visit: China and South Korea wary

Japan's neighbours concerned that US president's trip will allow nationalists to whitewash wartime atrocities.

Obama's Hiroshima visit: China and South Korea wary

South Korea

Retired Korean spreads joy with funeral photographs

Retiree takes portraits of lonely old people for their funerals, documenting the final phase of their lives.

Retired Korean spreads joy with funeral photographs