KANG MINSUK

Some Thoughts About Korea

At my restaurant, I often get a chance to chat with non-Korean customers living or planning to live in S. Korea. I always find their optimistic perspectives on Korea refreshing because I tend to focus too much on the negative aspects of my country.

On the news, Korea is famous for its world’s lowest fertility rate, exceptionally high suicide rate, and chaebol-controlled economy. According to these statistics, Korea doesn’t even look like an okay place to live.

So, what makes Korea appealing? I can come up with a couple answers.