Containers are stacked at the Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal on Sept. 3 in Seoul. South Korea's Hanjin Shipping company declared bankruptcy Aug. 31. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

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North Korean restaurants, like this one in Vientiane, Laos, are run by the North Korean government as a way to earn hard currency. North Korea and Laos have had good relations for many years, but South Korea is trying to make inroads as well. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Laos: A Remote Battleground For North And South Korea

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Kim Su-an plays a little girl trying to get to her mother on an ill-fated train. Next Entertainment World hide caption

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S. Korea's Hit Zombie Film Is Also A Searing Critique Of Korean Society

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The U.S. and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises Monday, prompting threats of a nuclear strike from North Korea amid high tensions on the peninsula. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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In 2014, about 2,300 people in Seoul made 250 tons of kimchi, a traditional fermented South Korean pungent vegetable dish, to donate to neighbors in preparation for winter. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

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South Koreans leave notes at an exit of Gangnam subway station in Seoul. It was turned into a makeshift memorial for a 23-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by a male stranger. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Violent Crimes Prompt Soul-Searching In Korea About Treatment Of Women

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The eighth and ninth graders at a recent Unification Leader Camp in Jeju, South Korea, answer questions about their knowledge of their neighbors to the North. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Yes, There's A Summer Camp Dedicated To Learning About North Korea

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"Multicultural Street" in Wongok Village features stores, restaurants and stalls that serve the international community. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In Homogeneous South Korea, A Multicultural Village Hints At Change

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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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