Typhoon Maysak hits the peninsula, much of it already soaked by a season of extreme weather.
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September 2 marks the 75th anniversary of the formal surrender of Japan – and the moment that brought World War II to an end.
Government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus have now become entangled in a conflict with some religious groups.
But his time in office has not been the string of successes he promised when he took power.
The island of Jeju is having to adapt to the effects of a changing climate, including the problem of rising sea temperatures.
It is regarded as a duty that all men over 18 should be proud to fulfil, and that no one should skip.
Many South Koreans say they are still waiting for Japan’s apology.
The World Heritage Festival in Andong is famous but sparsely attended; this year’s organisers hope to change that.
The three-year Korean War was brought to an end by a ceasefire agreement, but a permanent peace treaty has never been reached.
Taiwan has held annual military drills, meant to show off its readiness to defend itself against an attack from mainland China.