The nations share a complicated history, tied to atrocities committed when Japan colonised Korea.Read more
A daytime party set up by the local government proves a hit in the rapidly-ageing country.
Rival demonstrations were held in Seoul over the consumption of dog meat, a traditional part of South Korean cuisine.
In South Korea’s capital, Seoul, landfill mountains full of food and other waste once loomed over entire neighbourhoods. But over the last 20 years the country has substantially reduced its food waste and stopped dumping it. The BBC's Hyung Eun Kim found out how. (Picture: A woman scraping food waste into a bin. Credit: Getty Images)
Arguably the world's biggest boy band, BTS open up about their "struggles and tears".
Campaigners for and against the historic ruling make their voices heard in the capital, Seoul.