Jason Strother

Multimedia Journalist

South Korean Men Leave Behind Half Filipino Children- WSJ

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Hongdae: Seoul’s Indie Music Scene- M24 Culture

South Korean music isn't limited to K-Pop only. There's a thriving indie scene centered around Seoul's Hongik Univeristy, known as Hongdae for short. But some observers say the neighborhood has become a victim of its own popularity.

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Gangnam’s Wedding Town- M24 Globalist Asia

Gangnam isn't only about posh clubs and luxury stores. For many Koreans, its the place to tie the knot.
One neighborhood has such a cluster of business related to the marriage industry,that it has become known as wedding town.


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North Korea Not As Crazy As You Think

North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un has in recent weeks ended a sixty year old cease fire agreement, threatened to launch nuclear strikes and has all but shut down a lucrative joint industrial park. And just as like with his father and grandfather before that, observers around the world are saying this young leader must be out of his mind. But there’s at least one analyst who doesn’t think the Pyongyang regime is crazy. He’s Andrei Lankov, a Russian expert on North Korea who lectures at Kookmin University in Seoul. He’s come out with a new book entitled, “The Real North Korea–Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia”. Professor Lankov explains why North Korea isn’t as irrational as many think it is to our Korea correspondent Jason Strother.
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Seoul Coffee Expo- M24 The Menu

Not long ago, getting a good cup of coffee in Korea was a challenge. Now, Seoul has the greatest concentration of cafes in the world. Jason looks at how South Koreans became hooked on coffee.


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Analysts Warn South Korean Island Could Be Next Flashpoint- Christian Science Monitor

BAENGNYEONG ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA

For six decades, the residents of South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island have practically stared down the barrels of North Korea’s artillery. Located just 10 miles off the North’s Yellow Sea coast, this South Korean island is at the forefront of what some observers say could be the next military flashpoint.

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Baengnyeong Island's coast is lined with fences


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North Korea Threatens Baengnyeong Island- PRI’s The World

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North Korea's threats keeps fisherman Lee Hwan-sun on the docks


South Koreans on the Baengnyeong Island, about 10 miles off the coast of North Korea, are worried. Pyongyang has singled the island out for a possible attack.

Officials in Washington and Seoul expect North Korea to test fire a medium range missile from its east coast.

Roughly 5,500 South Koreans live on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. Almost all of the north coast is lined with cement walls and fences topped with concertina wire. There are only a few ports for fishing boats. But not many are venturing out these days.


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