Asia Pacific South Korean hunger for foreign schooling strands lonely 'goose fathers'

An estimated 500,000 South Korean fathers stay behind while their wives and children relocate for an English-language education abroad. 

By , Correspondent

On a cold, blustery Sunday evening, a coffee shop in a residential neighborhood in Seoul is teeming with families. In South Korea, Sundays are typically a day for busy families to spend time together before the start of another week. Not so for Noh Jae-moon, a middle-aged father who sits by himself nursing a lemonade.