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How Gloria Steinem & Female Activists Crossed Koreas’ DMZ

BY JST NEWS Photo: Associated Press/Ahn Young-Joon If you’re unfamiliar with the DMZ, know that it stands for Korean Demilitarized Zone – a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. At the end of Korean War in 1953, DMZ was established to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. It was created as part of the Korean Armistice […]

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Why It’s Important To Visit Sites Of Human Tragedies

BY NADIA CHO Photo: Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz Not every travel destination is a dreamy or blissful one. There are many places throughout the world where unspeakable tragedies have taken and continue to take place; where the extreme sense of loss and guilt continues to linger and profoundly define the spirit of these spaces. Such […]

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3 Things South Korea Has Mastered To Help Out Travelers

BY WENDY HUNG Spending 5 days in South Korea entailed hiking in Jeonju’s Maisan (Horse Ear Mountain), shopping in Seoul and gorging as much local BBQ as humanly possible. From gorgeous landscapes to indulge-worthy amusements, it’s safe to say that I saw South Korea at its best! It was a trip that I wasn’t looking forward to […]

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Update: Korean Air’s Nut Rage May Equal To 3 Years In Prison

BY JST NEWS This was the nut rage heard around the globe. On Dec 5, 2014, Heather Cho, the daughter of Korea Air’s chairman threw a horrid fit toward the flight attendants when served with a bag of macadamia nuts (instead of serving them on a dish.) The scandal caused such an outrage that the […]

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South Korea Ferry Disaster: Hundreds Missing, Several Dead

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people […]

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Last Day Of CNY! 19 Jaw-Dropping Lantern Festival Photos

BY WENDY HUNG This year’s Valentine’s Day also marks the date of the Lantern Festival in Taiwan. As a Taiwanese, this is one celebration which I carry with enormous pride as it’s simply oh-so-pretty! Sure, lion dances and firecrackers in my grandparents’ old city certainly represented all the joy and love about Chinese New Year. But […]

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[WATCH VIDEO] Johnnie Walker House To Open In Seoul

BY TEAM JST Following the success of the award winning Johnnie Walker Houses in Shanghai and Beijing, creative agency LOVE has now designed a third House for Diageo in Seoul. Just being launched, the super deluxe whisky embassy is described by LOVE in design terms as “The most ambitious Johnnie Walker House to-date”. Shanghai and Beijing Houses have generated […]

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