| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When you step off the plane at Busan's Gimhae airport, Robert De Niro is there to welcome you. Not literally, of course, but everywhere you turn, that familiar mole, those permanently squinted eyes, and that strained, insidious smile entreat you to...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The Diamond Jamboree Center in Irvine is a marvelous collection of Asian eateries: Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, ranging from large restaurants to small storefront places as well as a big Korean supermarket.
The center is always...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:13 AM
SEOUL – South Korean troops shot and killed a man who tried to cross to North Korea on Monday by floating across a river at the countries’ heavily fortified border, officials said.
The man jumped into the Imjin River about 2:20 p.m. Monday...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of nearly 200 families separated during the Korean War, just four days before the long-awaited meetings were scheduled to take place.
The cancellation, which could jeopardize a nascent...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SEOUL -- Officials from North and South Korea sat down Wednesday for their first high-level government talks since 2007, with two issues expected to be at the center of discussion: upcoming inter-Korean family reunions and the annual U.S.-South Korean...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:00 PM
From rubble and wreckage, Ki Suh Park often saw possibility. It was so as he stood amid the destruction of the Korean War, when he resolved to study architecture and help rebuild his homeland. And it was so as he drove down Western Avenue after the 1992...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:56 PM
SEOUL, South Korea — I was above the clouds at 35,000 feet when South Korea came out of nowhere, like a viral video. Hours later, I landed, checked into my Gangnam hotel and followed a link to K-pop sensation Psy. After about the 20th viewing, I...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines jetliner crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring more than 180, as screaming passengers slid down rescue chutes before flames filled the cabin.
| May 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has dismissed a spokesman over an “inappropriate act” during a state visit to the United States this week, her office said Friday.
Another press aide did not specify what spokesman Yoon Chang-jung...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Name of restaurant: Cafe Scent
What dish represents the restaurant, and why? Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the pot bingsu ("pot" means red bean and "bingsu" is a shaved iced dessert). Cafe Scent is like a cafe you'd find wandering the streets...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:04 PM
North Korea reversed its decision to accept flood aid from South Korea on Wednesday, dealing a blow to hopes of an improvement in the two countries' relationship....
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
When South Korea finally got its breakthrough, it wasn’t thanks to its usual polished pop exports, but a stocky jokester in a candy-colored suit, an oddball once known as “the Bizarre Singer.” It was Park Jae-sang, now known worldwide as...