Some 80 percent of Korea's high school students go on to further education. And to ensure students have the best chance, one day every year Korea changes its plane schedules, redirects traffic, and holds its breath.
Japan and South Korea have a complicated history, but both face challenges with North Korea and a rising China.
Trade deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama were ratified last night. The FTA with South Korea highlights a key moment in US-Korean relations, but the deal still faces obstacles in South Korea.
Locals say construction of a Navy base on Jeju Island will spoil one of South Korean's environmental gems. South Korean officials say it's a necessary defense against as a rising North Korean threat.
As North Korea faces ongoing food shortages, the US appears closer to providing food aid amid hopes for movement on six-party nuclear talks.
A Japanese defense report released today reiterates the country's claims to a small chain of islands that South Korea also claims as its own.
A couple of recent high-profile incidents in which young people showed disrespect for elders highlight what some see as a shift away from traditional Confucian values.
The International Olympic Committee's selection of Pyeongchang, South Korea means the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Asia for the first time since the 1998 Games took place in Nagano, Japan.
South Korea has been grappling with shifting demographics that have left many middle-aged men looking for foreign brides to start a family.
Breakdancing still brings to mind images of kids spinning on cardboard on Bronx sidewalks. But Seoul, South Korea has become the epicenter of the art form.
The US and South Korea disagree with the United Nations World Food Program about the extent to which North Koreans suffer from lack of food.
South Korea has one of the highest traffic accident rates among the world's advanced economies. Some blame reckless fast food delivery drivers.
While decrying rising educational costs – a phenomenon that’s shaken campuses throughout the world – students in South Korea are increasingly worried about landing a job after college.
North Korea has taken control of Mt. Kumgang, a jointly maintained tourist area in which South Korea's Hyundai Asan had invested more than $1.5 billion for a hotel, hot springs, shopping mall, and a road inside the North.
South Korea is pulling out all the stops in its third bid to host a Winter Olympics. Can it beat out iconic, Alps-filled Germany and France for the 2018 Games?
A two-year 'Visit Korea' program is aimed at getting travelers to conjure lava caves and beaches – not Hyundai cars and North Korea nuclear talks – in weighing a visit to South Korea.
Critics say that the garlic field cash stash is further proof that the 50,000 won note could aids those operating on the black market because it is easily hidden from the prying eyes of authorities.
The global high-tech industry is suffering significant production losses as Japan's dominant semiconductor manufacturers struggle to resume operations. South Korean firms are moving to fill the void.
A group of South Korean women who have protested outside the Japanese embassy every week for 20 years halted their protests for only the second time ever to show support for those affected by the March 11 tsunami in Japan.
At stake is South Korea’s dream of running much of the country’s economy on nuclear power – and exporting that technology to emerging global markets.