South Korea

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Special Delivery review – noirish bruiser is Fast and Furious in South Korea
Parasite’s Park So-dam stars as an elite courier ferrying fugitives in an action thriller packed with dangerous driving

Phil Hoad

15, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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North and South Korea relations: what’s behind the tensions – in 30 seconds
Countries technically still at war though both sides continue to refer to the eventual unification of the peninsula

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Aug, 2022 @5:26 AM

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Weather tracker: deadly floods in South Korea and drought in China
While Seoul experienced torrential downpours, rainfall levels are down in China’s Yangtse River basin

Azure Prior for MetDesk

12, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Prison destroys every human dignity’: Free Chol Soo Lee and the miscarriage of justice that united Asian-Americans
Arrested in 1973 for a murder he did not commit, Chol Soo Lee became a rallying cause for Asian-Americans in the 1980s – a story too important to be buried in history, say the film’s directors

Rebecca Liu

11, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Seoul to phase out Parasite-style semi-basement flats after storm deaths
Properties seen in Oscar-winning film to be curbed after three people drown in South Korean capital

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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South Korea: at least eight killed as record rain falls on capital Seoul
Six people remain missing amid fears of further damage with torrential rain forecast in some parts of the country on Wednesday

Justin McCurry in Tokyo with agencies

09, Aug, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Weather tracker: no relief as heatwaves continue in parts of Europe and China
Meanwhile heavy rainfall predicted to far exceed annual averages in South and North Korea

Alice Fowle (Metdesk)

08, Aug, 2022 @8:04 AM

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South Korean president accused of avoiding Nancy Pelosi in bid to placate China
Yoon Suk-yeol will not meet US House speaker in move critics say aims to avoid antagonising China as tensions in the Taiwan strait simmer

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

04, Aug, 2022 @4:59 AM

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Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan: calls for calm in Asia as US-China tensions rise
South Korea calls for dialogue and Japan conveys concerns over drills, while North Korea praises China

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Aug, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Revelations since Shinzo Abe death shed light on Moonies’ influence
Details emerge showing Unification church’s political ties go further than Japan’s longest-serving prime minister

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, Aug, 2022 @10:23 AM

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English pottery a hit in Asia thanks to Squid Game
Denby’s star is on the rise since its Halo teacup featured in Netflix’s South Korean blockbuster

Caroline Davies

25, Jul, 2022 @12:38 PM

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V&A to stage UK’s first major exhibition of Korean culture
Show will feature immersive re-creation of set from Oscar-winning film Parasite as well as props from Squid Game

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

12, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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