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Hyundai's 'Import-Killer' Aslan Sedan Is A Total Failure In South Korea

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Hyundai Motor Group’s Aslan completely bombs in its home market, Honda and Mitsubishi both add to recall totals within Japan, and Mitsubishi’s headquarters makes changes to help its employees reach… » 7/09/15 6:30am 7/09/15 6:30am

Nissan Ad Seems To Promote Illegal Off-Roading In Japan's National Parks

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Nissan releases an ad which seems to promote illegal driving in a national park, South Korea’s tax law may allow abuse of corporate car registration, and China’s answer to Uber raised tons of cash. » 7/08/15 6:30am 7/08/15 6:30am

New Agency Replaces South Korean Coast Guard After Fatal Failures

South Korean President Park Geun-hye blamed egregious failures of the country's Coast Guard for the Sewol ferry tragedy, which claimed the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren. The President followed through on her plan to shut down the Coast Guard, and its replacement becomes operational this week. » 11/18/14 10:36am 11/18/14 10:36am

Asiana Airlines Headline Called “Racist” and “In Bad Taste”

This weekend, tragedy struck. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco. Over 180 people are injured, and two are dead. Nineteen passengers are still hospitalized, with six still in critical condition. Two thirds of the passengers were Asian, which is why the Chicago Sun-Times's headline is angering some… » 7/08/13 7:55am 7/08/13 7:55am

Korean Urban Legend Goes Viral, Makes Taxis Scary

You've heard it before: Person wakes up in a bathtub of ice, only to find a kidney has been harvested. It's an urban legend that, according to Snopes, has been around since 1991. Now in South Korea, there's a somewhat similar story that involves taxicabs. And it's taking the internet by storm. » 6/26/13 8:21am 6/26/13 8:21am