The first day in the United States was a step into the bigger world

21-year-old University of California San Diego student Jae Kim immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14 years old, by himself.
Jun 10, 2019

Narushige Michishita discusses pacifism and U.S.-Japan relations

Policy expert Narushige Michishita discusses U.S.-Japan relations and whether strong defense contradicts Japan’s constitutional stance on pacifism.
Nov 14, 2018

The South Sound’s key role in Korea diplomacy

The South Sound region has military and community ties to the Korean Peninsula, and the sometimes unpredictable diplomatic developments between North Korea, South Korea and the Trump administration would have an effect on the region.
Oct 1, 2018

Local Koreans hope for nuanced peace between North and South

While local Korean Americans hope for peace, they also call for a nuanced resolution to the decades-long struggle on the Korean Peninsula.
May 10, 2017

South Korea’s Dae-Ho Lee is giving us a reason to watch the Mariners this year

The Mariners are having a tough time winning at home this year. Fortunately for new arrival Dae-Ho Lee, his is way back in South Korea.
Apr 14, 2016

Sheriff: Korean women freed after bust of Seattle-area sex trafficking ring

The King County Sheriff's Office say that 12 women, mostly from South Korea, were freed from being trafficked in a prostitution ring that investigators busted this week.
Jan 7, 2016

S. Korea, Japan reach agreement on wartime “comfort women”

The issue of "comfort women," the euphemistic name for women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, has long plagued ties between the neighbors.
Dec 29, 2015
Bird flu export ban Washington and Oregon.

Bird flu fears lead 30 countries to ban Northwest poultry

Bans of U.S. poultry are a big blow to farmers, but not a health risk for consumers.
Jan 12, 2015
A billboard in the posh Gangam district of Seoul, South Korea, advertises eyelid surgery. (Photo by Jason Park)

For Korean Americans, a popular surgery shrouded in shame

Everyone is getting it, but no one wants to talk about it. The controversy over blepharoplasty.
Jun 24, 2014
The South Korean ferry that sank last month, leaving more than 300 dead. (Photo from Wikipedia)

Please stop disappointing me, Korea

A month on, the Sewol ferry disaster is still haunting South Korea — and Korean Americans living in Seattle.
May 21, 2014

Northwest break dancers rock their way to the global stage

The presence of international dance competition R-16 is a sign that the Seattle Break-dancing scene has made its mark in the global B”boy” world. #seattle #R-16
May 11, 2014
Laura Wachs with her brother.Laura Wachs with her brother.

Local poet elevates the voices of Korean adoption

“I am a walking anomaly trying to find out what makes me ignite”. My name is Laura Wachs. I’m a spoken word poet from Seattle. I was adopted from Seoul, South Korea when I was six months old. This June I will be taking my first trip back to Korea. Returning is something I’ve always […]
Apr 15, 2014

Korean American UFC Champ shares the secrets of his success

Mixed martial arts fighting is the fastest growing sport in the country. How did a hard working Korean American from Federal Way became an MMA champion?
May 7, 2013

Have a complicated identity? America’s future looks ‘A Lot Like You’

“The bibimbap, is that dolsot?” asks documentary filmmaker Eli Kimaro looking up from the menu of Wabi-Sabi in Columbia City. She’s trying to gauge the authenticity of the Korean dish in question. This version doesn’t come in the traditional heated stone pot (dolsot), but she goes for it anyway–calling the rice bowl a favorite “comfort […]
Jan 25, 2013

Three videos you have to see: A $26,000 cocktail, airport holograms and PSY goes viral

Singapore mixes Asia’s most expensive drink  When a club dangles a one-karat diamond as a “garnish” on a drink, you know they’re taking lavish excess to a whole new level. And that’s just the tip of the decadent iceberg for this $26,000 cocktail made with Hennessy, champagne and edible gold flecks served by a gloved […]
Sep 28, 2012

A drunken news roundup, cinema ninjas fight cellphones and music you can swing to…literally

This week in drunk news: Man kills 70,000 chickens in Maryland and a North Korean man floats south Drunk men all over the world are making headlines this week in bizarre events that rival the “Hangover” films. For starters, 21-year-old Joshua D. Shelton accidentally killed 70,000 chickens after flicking a switch and shutting down power […]
Sep 13, 2012