Chico Harlan

East Asia correspondentSeoul, South Korea

The latest from Chico

South Korean classes for Vietnamese brides introduce them to the language, seaweed soup and snow.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Pyongyang pledges to reinvestigate the decades-old kidnappings of Japanese nationals.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Three years after deadly wave swept through Minamisanriku, debate over mayor’s actions continues.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Samsung is South Korea’s greatest success, but controversy over sick workers clouds its reputation.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Uncertainty in Thailand’s monarchy forms the backdrop to roiling political instability.

  • Jun 7, 2014

Jeffrey Edward Fowle’s detention means at least three Americans are now in Pyongyang’s custody.

  • Jun 6, 2014

Deep-sea pings detected in early April seemed like a good clue. But they have led nowhere.

  • May 29, 2014

Thai king remains silent on the coup, appearing to give legitimacy to the head of the country’s military.

  • May 26, 2014

The aftermaths of Thailand’s cycle of coups often show its unflappability, but this one is trickier to shrug off.

  • May 24, 2014

Junta summons ousted leaders, imposes travel bans and threatens to shut down social media.

  • May 23, 2014

Struggle between political powers has bred years of instability.

  • May 23, 2014

The military says a government takeover was necessary to end months of political turmoil.

  • May 22, 2014

The public revelation of the accident, in which scores are feared dead, is a rare move by the opaque country.

  • May 18, 2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan should reinterpret its pacifist constitution to be able to help allies.

  • May 15, 2014

The rant, published only in Korean, calls the president “a crossbreed with unclear blood,” among other epithets.

  • May 8, 2014

The Constitutional Court decision in an abuse-of-power case marks a sharp turn in a long power struggle.

  • May 7, 2014

A new search zone about the size of West Virginia drastically increases the cost and expands the time frame.

  • Apr 28, 2014

S. Korea has nearly achieved Western living standards, but a crisis makes the country examine its flaws.

  • Apr 27, 2014

The president has accepted the letter, but Chung Hong-won’s last day in office was not disclosed.

  • Apr 27, 2014

The president’s visit to Seoul comes amid possible preparations by North Korea for another nuclear test.

  • Apr 25, 2014
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About Chico

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.