Comfort women scandal shakes South Korean politics and society

Comfort women scandal shakes South Korean politics and society

SEOUL — South Korea’s ruling party is under fire over a scandal involving an incoming lawmaker who advocated for years on behalf of the so-called comfort women who worked in front-line brothels during World War II. In a pair of emotional news conferences,...
Coronavirus latest: South Korea tightens rules as cases spike

Coronavirus latest: South Korea tightens rules as cases spike

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 5,722,859, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 356,279. To see how the disease has...
South Korea cuts key rate to record low 0.5% to fight COVID-19 hit

South Korea cuts key rate to record low 0.5% to fight COVID-19 hit

SEOUL — The Bank of Korea cut its key interest rate to a record low 0.5% on Thursday in a bid to cushion economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Underscoring the scope of that hit, the central bank also forecast that gross domestic product will contract...
South Korea harnesses tech prowess in coronavirus fight

South Korea harnesses tech prowess in coronavirus fight

SEOUL — If any country in the world was prepared to deal with the consequences of a socially distanced world, it was probably South Korea. A big part of that preparedness comes down to having one of the world’s most advanced internet infrastructures. Last...