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HAHNA YOON

writer + journalist

 Former New Yorker doing my best to write "truth with love." Currently based in Seoul and interested in the minute details of power dynamics, talking to strangers and eating all things carb. 

 

Previously Senior Editor at 

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A tragic death and the #MeToo movement have sparked an increase in dialogue about women’s issues in the South Korean capital.

Should you let that comment slide, or address it head on? Is it more harm than it’s worth? We can help.

Millions of Americans move overseas every year, some for love, some for jobs and others to embrace new cultures. Here’s how you can join them.

 
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How to live life a little better

 

Korea & Koreans

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On Jeju island, female divers plunge into the ocean’s depth to catch, cook and serve unique sea-to-table cuisine.

In the painful aftermath of the Korean War, one woman’s recipe for a survival stew quickly spread across the country.

I recommend going beyond Seoul's major tourist destinations and navigating to the city’s lesser-known neighborhoods.

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Veer off the typical to-do list and you’ll find that the best things in life might actually be free.

Luddan is part of a growing movement that’s using art to break apart South Korea’s gender binaries.

For generations of South Koreans all over the world, the 2.7-fluid-ounce melon-flavored ice cream bar is more than a frozen dessert -- it’s childhood memories and ode to the motherland on a stick.

 

opinions

                                              in print

A Seoul guidebook co-written with author and photographer Robert Koehler

 
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Bong Joon-ho plays on working-class stereotypes and fails to examine the system that created the film’s rich and poor.

PLEASE DON'T COMPLIMENT MY ENGLISH

White men do not own the English language, and no one should be held up to this standard to be understood.

Their participation could make a difference, but their eligibility and rights have had a challenging start.

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