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To The List Of High-Stakes Tests In Korea, Add The Samsung SAT

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Samsung's rigorous aptitude test underscores the company's near-mythical status in Korean society. "I think this is only the way to be successful," says a test-taker before braving the entrance exam.

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QUIZ: Do You Have What It Takes To Work For Samsung?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The "Samsung SAT" is the South Korean company's aptitude test that features a gantlet of 160 questions in 140 minutes. Test yourself with a few practice questions.

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High-Ranking North Korean Intel Officer Defects To South Korea

Monday, April 11, 2016

The military officer's defection follows the news of 13 North Korean restaurant workers who defected en masse last week.

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The North Korea Threat Keeps A Cold-War Era Security Law Around

Monday, April 11, 2016

The U.S. State Department, the United Nations and human rights groups say South Korea's controversial National Security Law chokes freedom of expression.

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How S. Korea's Plastic Surgeons Are Helping Scarred N. Korean Defectors

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Assimilating into South Korean society is rarely easy for North Korean defectors. Top plastic surgeons are volunteering their services to help minimize the scars they bear from painful, abusive pasts.

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As North Korea Acts Out, A Search For Kim Jong Un's Motives

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The isolated nation has undertaken a series of provocative steps, launching missiles and bombastic rhetoric. Analysts are debating what leader Kim Jong Un is trying to achieve.

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North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The latest missile firing comes amid heightened tensions on the peninsula, following wide international condemnation for the North's January nuclear test.

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N. Korea Sentences American Student To 15 Years Of Prison, Hard Labor

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student, had attempted to steal a propaganda sign from his Pyongyang hotel. He was convicted of subversion. The White House called for his release.

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Achievement Unlocked: Google AlphaGo A.I. Wins Go Series, 4-1

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A top world Go champ lost the last of five games against Google's AlphaGo. But both sides are going home from the match with a lot more to learn.

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After Tsunami And Quake, A U.S.-Japan Partnership To 'Give Hope'

Friday, March 11, 2016

When the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis hit Japan in 2011, U.S. troops delivered aid in Operation Tomodachi, Japanese for "friends." Another Tomodachi program brings Japanese kids to the U.S.

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5 Years After Japan Disasters, 'Temporary' Housing Is Feeling Permanent

Friday, March 11, 2016

Deadlines to rehouse evacuees have come and gone. It's still not clear when they might go home, and if so, what would they return to?

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U.N. To Vote On Sanctions Package Against North Korea

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

In response to North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, the U.S. and China spent weeks negotiating new sanctions. On Tuesday, Russia asked for the vote to be postponed until Wednesday.

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Welcome To Korea: 4,000 U.S. Troops Arrive At A Tense Time

Friday, February 26, 2016

In the weeks between North Korea's nuclear test and rocket launch, 4,000 new American troops have arrived in South Korea. They're still adjusting to challenges, both big and small.

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As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

For more than 300 years, children have performed kabuki, Japan's classical theater, in the village of Damine. But as residents age or leave for cities, Damine is running out of young performers.

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South Korea Shutting Down Joint Industrial Park In North Korea

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As the international community grapples with how best to stymie North Korea's nuclear development, South Korea is making one move on its own. It's shutting down the last remaining vestige of inter-Korean cooperation, the Kaesong Industrial Complex.

The special zone, located north of the border just six miles inside of ...

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In Earthquake-Rattled Taiwan, A Somber Start To Lunar New Year

Monday, February 08, 2016

Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and instead went to temples to pray for earthquake victims.

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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

Saturday, February 06, 2016

State TV announced North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket Sunday morning local time, and says the North plans to launch more satellites in the future. Pyongyang had informed the United Nations International Maritime Organization that it planned to fire a rocket into orbit sometime between February 7 and 14.

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Taiwan

Friday, February 05, 2016

Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the area.

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In The Heart Of Seoul, A Trove Of North Korean Propaganda

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Many South Koreans have never heard of it, but a library in Seoul holds a vast collection of North Korean curiosities โ€” textbooks, videos, fiction, even ginseng soap. Much of it can't be checked out.

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South Korea's Newest TV Stars Are North Korean Defectors

Sunday, January 31, 2016

North Korea is a mysterious place โ€” even to South Koreans. Curiosity about life in the north has sparked a slew of new South Korean TV shows.

There is the Amazing Race-type program, in which North Korean women are paired up with South Korean men to take on various challenges, ...

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