In South Korea, a new standard of cleanliness has emerged as the government tries to regulate the county's ubiquitous outdoor snack carts.
South Korean cafes are adapting odd twists – such as a side of chinchilla, chow-chow, or flesh-eating fish – to set themselves apart.
In Chorwon, where battles between North and South Korea once raged, tourists are taking to verdant beauty and rusty tanks.
South Korean consumers have placed more than 53,000 advance orders for the Apple iPhone.
A South Korean ship fired on a North Korean vessel after it says the North's ship crossed into the South's waters. The exchange ratchets up tensions before US President Obama's Asia visit, scheduled for mid-November.
The South says it is tired of an approach that lets North get perks for small concessions.