Samsung is the largest employer and premier place to work in South Korea. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To The List Of High-Stakes Tests In Korea, Add The Samsung SAT
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Shin Eun-mi was deported by immigration authorities in South Korea following an investigation that she broke the National Security Act. Shin Joon-hee/AP via Yonhap hide caption

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The North Korea Threat Keeps A Cold-War Era Security Law Around
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Dr. Hong Jung Geun, chief surgeon at Metro Plastic Surgery Clinic in Seoul (left), performs a pro-bono scar removal procedure on a former North Korean. Haeryun Kang/NPR hide caption

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How S. Korea's Plastic Surgeons Are Helping Scarred N. Korean Defectors
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A South Korean army soldier walks by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with superimposed letters that read: "North Korea's nuclear warhead." The warhead was later jokingly dubbed "the disco bomb." Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Otto Frederick Warmbier, a 21-year-old American student, speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang on Feb. 29. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol reviews the match with other professional Go players after the fourth match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Achievement Unlocked: Google AlphaGo A.I. Wins Go Series, 4-1
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In a photo from March 2011, then-U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos visits the Tohoku region, hardest hit by the tsunami and earthquake. He and his team then started the Tomodachi (Friends) Initiative to help young survivors. Ben Chang/Courtesy of John Roos hide caption

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After Tsunami And Quake, A U.S.-Japan Partnership To 'Give Hope'
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Elderly women walk together down a road lined with temporary homes in Fukushima prefecture, two hours from the radiation-affected coast. Kosuke Okahara for NPR hide caption

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5 Years After Japan Disasters, 'Temporary' Housing Is Feeling Permanent
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U.N. To Vote On Sanctions Package Against North Korea
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An American soldier (right) from the First Armored "Ironhorse" Brigade of the 1st Calvary Division is among those who began arriving in South Korea in mid-January. They are replacing U.S. troops that cycle out in February. He's speaking with a South Korean soldier who's part of an integrated U.S.-South Korean division. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Welcome To Korea: 4,000 U.S. Troops Arrive At A Tense Time
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Six of Damine's 10 remaining children perform in the finale of the village's annual kabuki festival. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki
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North Korean employees work at the assembly line of a South Korean company at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. South Korea announced Wednesday it is shutting down the industrial park, following North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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