Culture from the Far East: Why is South Korea’s culture so popular in the West right now?

Whether fashion, music or film: South Korean culture is becoming more and more popular in the West. Series like “Squid Game” or bands like BTS inspire an audience of millions. Why is that only? Nine years ago, in mid-July 2012, a slightly overweight man with a black gel mat and sunglasses published a song on … Read more

The two Koreas agree to restore their communication channels

Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. POR RAN / REUTERS North Korea and South Korea have reached an agreement to restore their communication channels (which are currently interrupted), the South Korean presidency announced Tuesday (July 27th) in a statement. North Korea unilaterally cut off these official military and political channels in June 2020 after denouncing … Read more