Min Joo Kim

Seoul, South Korea

Reporter covering South and North Korea

Education: New York University, BA

Min Joo Kim is a reporter for The Washington Post in Seoul. She covers news from South and North Korea.
Latest from Min Joo Kim

North Korea, after threatening U.S. military, fires suspected ICBM

The missile was in the air for 74 minutes. The launch comes days after Pyongyang warned of “resolute” consequences for U.S. military activity in the region.

July 12, 2023

Gangnam style vs. squalor: Inequality in South Korea’s most famous area

The Seoul suburb, home to both majestic high-rises and village shacks, is a microcosm of the widening social and economic inequality bedeviling South Korea.

July 6, 2023

Five Guys has opened in South Korea. People went nuts.

When the DMV-area burger chain opened its first location in Seoul this week, some people queued overnight and even tried to re-sell the burgers at exorbitant prices.

June 29, 2023

North Korea says it will try again ‘soon’ to launch spy satellite

The North Korean projectile, which Pyongyang said was a reconnaissance satellite that would enable it to keep tabs on the U.S. military, crashed into the sea.

May 31, 2023

South Korea will be vulnerable to North’s drones for years, leak warns

THE DISCORD LEAKS | An incursion late last year exposed extensive weaknesses and shortcomings in South Korea’s air defense, U.S. intelligence indicates.

May 11, 2023

No Pride for South Korea: Seoul denies parade permit, citing schedules

Seoul's city government said two events applied for permits on the same day — and the Christian youth event won. But Pride advocates see social conservatism at work.

May 4, 2023

The biggest advancements in North Korea missile tech so far

The flurry of missile tests shows these claims are not just empty words and reflect actual progress, as Kim Jong Un is making his arsenal easier to launch and harder to track.

April 28, 2023

South Korea’s gay couples fight for recognition, one law at a time

A court ruling allowing a man to add his male partner to his health insurance plan offers hope that change is possible in socially conservative South Korea.

April 20, 2023

North Korea claims new missile is a ‘breakthrough’ in weapons program

The missile launch, which caused an evacuation alert in Japan, underlines Pyongyang's determination to press ahead despite wide condemnation of its weapons.

April 13, 2023

South Korea faces ‘Sophie’s choice’ over sending weapons to Ukraine

South Korea produces a huge amount of ammunition, a result of the Korean War, but is resisting growing pressure to export much-needed supplies to Ukraine.

April 13, 2023