Korea

Why Aren't People on the Streets for North Korea?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Why aren't people on the streets in protest at North Korea's crimes in large numbers, the way they are over Gaza or were over the war in Iraq? Why isn't there a mass public movement, of the kind that helped bring down apartheid in South Africa? Why aren't Bono, Richard Gere, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie doing anything to bring the North Korea cause into our hearts and homes?

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

Why Is Japan Angry At These Plans To Honour WWII 'Sex Slaves'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Japan has voiced strong opposition to plans for a statue honouring the 200,000 sex slaves, known as 'comfort women', who were forced to service the Ja...

Sampling Korean Food

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

Other than Samsung smartphones, the big import exciting London's bloggers is Korean food: whilst a row of Korean eateries has existed behind Centrepoint for years, the recent explosion in street-food and markets has brought Korean flavours to a wider audience. But, apparently, there's more to Korean food than mixed rice, Kimchi (fermented cabbage) and chilli pepper paste.

WATCH: People Pay This Woman £6K A Month To Watch Her Eat Food Online

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sadly this isn't South Korea, because if it was, HuffPostUK Lifestyle would be millionaires. Over there, a new food trend kicking off, which invol...

The 8th London Korean Film Festival Opens This Week

Hye-jung Jeon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hye-jung Jeon

Korean Film has always had a strong following in the UK and this has led to more and more K-Films being picked up by local distributors. Also in 2013 the prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival chose to include a 'Korea Focus' within its programme, inviting leading actors and directors to take part in events and talks.

Is This The Future Of Public Transport?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech

Despite being touted as the future of travel, one of the reasons electric vehicles have failed to ignite the public's imagination is they can run out ...

LOOK: Is This Samsung's New Smartwatch?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech

While we do know for pretty-much-certain that Samsung is working on a smartwatch, actual details are very thin on the ground. But now a Korean tech...

WATCH: North Korea Celebrates 60th Anniversary Of Peninsula Conflict

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

Thousands of North Koreans attend a mass dance performance to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. ....

WATCH: North Korea Marks War Anniversary With Huge Parade

ITN | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

North Korea has marked the 60th anniversary of the truce that ended the Korean War with a massive celebration in the capital Pyongyang....

WATCH: War Veteran Travels To North Korea To Search For Friends Remains

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

Thomas Hudner Jr. is returning to North Korea for the first time in 63 years to search for the remains of his lost friend who was the US Navy's first ...

Sweden Riots, Immigration, Inequality and Race

April Salchert | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
April Salchert

Here in Korea, I'm a waygookin (외국인). Waygookin essentially means "foreigner" and it applies to anyone who is not Korean. We waygookins have adopted this term into our own expat vernacular and shortened it to "waygook." In fact, there's even a site, waygook.org, which is a forum for foreigners.

North Korea Moves Missiles From East Coast

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

North Korea has removed two medium-range missiles from a launch site on its east coast, according to a US official. It is the first indication Pyon...

LOOK: Scary North Korean Dictator Does A Spot Of Gardening

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

If you're trying to cultivate an image of a maniacal dictator with your finger constantly hovering precariously above the nuclear button, do not relea...

The Asian Awards, a Night of the Good, the Gracious and the Great!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

A room full of global and political leaders, sporting stars, music legends, business tycoons, Television and film celebrities - it could only be the annual Asian awards!

G8 Condemns North Korea 'Aggressive Rhetoric' And Threatens Sanctions

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

North Korea was today warned that it faced fresh sanctions if it went ahead with a predicted missile test in the escalating nuclear stand-off with its...

High Alert Heels

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

In war, superior weapons, strong tactical command and battlefield experience are all crucial factors for victory - as is suitable footwear. These f...

Korea And Syria High On Agenda For Hague's G8 Talks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign ministers from the G8 are holding talks in London on Thursday with tensions on Korea high on the agenda, as well as discussions about the ongo...

Michael Rundle

Korean Cyber Battle Could Lead To 'Large Scale War' Says Expert

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Tech

There is already a war taking place on the Korean Peninsula: it's on the internet - and the North may be winning. Jarno Limnéll, doctor in militar...

North Korea Tells British Embassy Staff To Leave

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

Tensions in the Korean peninsula went up another notch on Friday as North Korea told the British Embassy in the country that the safety of its staff c...

Ban Ki Moon Says Kim Jong Un 'Gone Too Far'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has loaded two mid-range missiles onto mobile launchers on the east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency has reported. A senior offi...

Gay Style Report - Korean Fashion Update

Gareth Johnson | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Style
Gareth Johnson

For many years, Korea has been developing its reputation as an exporter of high quality textiles and fabrics, but it appears that it is now on the cusp of evolving from being merely a fabric exporter to setting the direction of what the world's designers are sending down the runway.

Education in the Republic of Korea and the UK: National Treasures or National Headaches?

Rebecca Boyle Suh | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Boyle Suh

Korean students inarguably excel at passing tests. The majority of their education has been focused on knowledge-based learning and testing, and securing university places rather than on building essential core skills such as imaginative thinking, empathy, flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.

Samsung Bans Employees From Excessive Drinking, Local Media Reports

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Tech

Samsung has reportedly banned its South Korean employees from taking part in drinking games. According to local media, the company has struggled wi...

Castration 'Can Increase Lifespan'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

Castration can increase a man's lifespan by up to almost 20 years, a study of eunuchs has shown. Scientists analysed genealogy records of members o...