To say that the fate of North Korean defectors is certainly bleak is quite the understatement. (Korea Times)

Sisters Frances and Ginger Park opened DC’s first independent chocolate shop roughly 3 decades ago, and it’s still going strong. (Voice of America)

There’s been increasing interest in South Korea as a model of economic success. (The Economist)

This take on Korean favorite bibimbap incorporates tofu marinated in sweet rice wine. (New York Times)

A free trade deal between South Korea and the US is projected to boost trade between the countries by as much as 25 percent. (Reuters)

Kpop’s been making waves in the United States these days, and Korean literature is following closely in its footsteps. (Wall Street Journal)