| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The pilot flying Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco, killing two and injuring scores more, had only 43 hours of experience flying Boeing 777 aircraft, a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines said Sunday.
He was in training to fly the 777 when...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Having achieved a level of productivity to rival the B-movie masters of Hollywood's golden age, Korea's poet laureate of infantile male intellectuals and the women who bewitch them delivers one of his most appealing recent efforts in "Our Sunhi." Winner...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Wayne Wang, Naomi Kawase and Mohsen Makhmalbaf are among the cream of Asia's film makers who will line up for the Asian Project Market (Oct 7-10, 2013), the art-house film financing event that takes place during October's Busan Int'l Film...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:24 PM
South Koreans may be the hardest-working people on the planet. Their work hours are notorious. They worked so much that in 2004 the government instituted a five-day, 40-hour initiative to dial down the workweek.
Saturdays off! All good, right? But a...
| Jul 28, 2013
SEOUL — Americans like to pretend that politics don't matter and to bemoan the slight differences between our political parties. These are luxuries we can afford as the world's richest and most stable country. But for much of the world, politics are...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Asiana Airlines confirmed Tuesday that it will change the number of the flight between Seoul and San Francisco in the wake of the July crash that left three people dead and more than 180 others injured.
Airline spokesman Suh Ki-Won said that beginning...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:38 AM
SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity.
For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Hyundai announced this week that its new luxury sports coupe concept, the HND-9, will make its world debut on Thursday at South Korea's 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The Korean automaker released artist renderings of the concept's sleek, futuristic exterior,...