Jiwon Choi

Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

21 Dec 2017

SEOUL Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fueled health officials' concern about copycat bids. | Video

Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

16 Nov 2017

SEOUL South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns.

Mission intangible: 'Warm-hearted' Koreans serve up super-spicy kimchi for a cause

03 Nov 2017

SEOUL Plunging their pink-gloved hands into cartons of cabbages, and slathering the vegetables with a bright-red sauce, more than 2,300 people on Friday got to grips with making the spicy, fermented Korean staple of kimchi.

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