For those that may be interested in the business side of things. This article does a good job at describing the current state of affairs.
From the Vancouver Sun: South Korea’s chaebol face reforms.
New president moves slowly to rein in powerful industrial conglomerates that dominate the economy
Most recently, the chaebol have become bloated oligarchies as South Korea has shifted from being a highly equitable society in the 1990s to developing a wealth gap approaching the level where it may threaten social cohesion.