South Korean classes for Vietnamese brides introduce them to the language, seaweed soup and snow.
Pyongyang pledges to reinvestigate the decades-old kidnappings of Japanese nationals.
Three years after deadly wave swept through Minamisanriku, debate over mayor’s actions continues.
Samsung is South Korea’s greatest success, but controversy over sick workers clouds its reputation.
Uncertainty in Thailand’s monarchy forms the backdrop to roiling political instability.
Jeffrey Edward Fowle’s detention means at least three Americans are now in Pyongyang’s custody.
Deep-sea pings detected in early April seemed like a good clue. But they have led nowhere.
Thai king remains silent on the coup, appearing to give legitimacy to the head of the country’s military.
The aftermaths of Thailand’s cycle of coups often show its unflappability, but this one is trickier to shrug off.
Junta summons ousted leaders, imposes travel bans and threatens to shut down social media.
Struggle between political powers has bred years of instability.
The military says a government takeover was necessary to end months of political turmoil.
The public revelation of the accident, in which scores are feared dead, is a rare move by the opaque country.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan should reinterpret its pacifist constitution to be able to help allies.
The rant, published only in Korean, calls the president “a crossbreed with unclear blood,” among other epithets.
The Constitutional Court decision in an abuse-of-power case marks a sharp turn in a long power struggle.
A new search zone about the size of West Virginia drastically increases the cost and expands the time frame.
S. Korea has nearly achieved Western living standards, but a crisis makes the country examine its flaws.
The president has accepted the letter, but Chung Hong-won’s last day in office was not disclosed.
The president’s visit to Seoul comes amid possible preparations by North Korea for another nuclear test.
Chico Harlan has served as the Post’s East Asia bureau chief since 2010, covering the natural and nuclear disasters in Japan and a leadership change in North Korea. In a previous position at the Post, Harlan covered the Washington Nationals during two-year period where they where the league’s worst team, without interruption. He’s also worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Daily Telegraph, in Sydney. He’s a graduate of Syracuse University.