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.
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.
One enterprising Thai entertainment star is capitalizing on the popularity of Korean culture in Thailand with the introduction of Korean cuisine.
South Korea has long been a destination for Asians seeking plastic surgery, but now the country is aiming to be a destination for people seeking many other medical services.
South Korean companies LG and Samsung are the No. 1 and No. 2 flat-screen TV makers worldwide. Their bitter rivalry highlights the stakes in the growing technology industry.
A few thousand South Koreans dive for shellfish, seaweed, and occasionally pearls to make a living, but their numbers are dwindling.
Freezing temperatures in South Korea are pushing energy use to record highs and threatening blackouts. The crisis may prompt Koreans to rethink how to stay warm.