An Essential Reference for Your Everyday Legal Questions in Korea!

[STORY] Ryu Hyun-jin

Right now, Ryu Hyun-jin (or Hyun-jin Ryu) is arguably the most popular/beloved sportsperson here in Korea. Ryu is a starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’s…

[BEFORE K-POP] Untitle

Untitle (언타이틀) debuted in 1996 with the song “책임져” (Take Responsiblity). The hiphop/dance duo consisted of high school buddies Yoo Gun-hyung and Seo Jung-hwan. Both were in high school at…

Subway Sex Crimes (in Korea)

Did you know it was “Subway Sex Crimes Crackdown Period” in Seoul? – “Subway Sex Crimes” (지하철 성범죄) refer to “inappropriate touching” and “use of hidden cams.” – “Crackdown”…

No Smoking in Seoul

In Seoul, smoking is banned in almost all public places/buildings. Pretty much: “Where random people come/gather, you cannot smoke.” Similar in other cities/regions within Korea. This includes most public buildings,…

Idling in Seoul

Starting from July 10, 2014, motorists in violation of “idling” (in Seoul) will face a fine (과태료) of KRW 50,000. No warnings. “Idling” (공회전) means running a vehicle’s…

[STORY] Son Heung-min

Right now, Son Heung-min is arguably the most popular football/soccer player in South Korea. He currently plays for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Above was a delightful interview of Son…

[STORY] Road Name Address in Korea

From 2014, South Korea has implemented a new (nationwide) address system. It’s called the “Road Name Address” (도로명주소). After much controversy, the new system is now in full force. You can learn more…

[BEFORE K-POP] DEUX

DEUX (듀스) was an immensely popular hiphop/rap duo in the early 90s (in Korea). They were probably the first K-pop group to do mostly just hiphop/rap music. The group consisted of…

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