In 2005, marriages to foreigners accounted for 14 per cent of all of the marriages in Southern Korea, up from 4 per cent in 2000.

In 2005, marriages to foreigners accounted for 14 per cent of all of the marriages in Southern Korea, up from 4 per cent in 2000.

HANOI, Vietnam — It had been midnight right right here in Hanoi, or currently 2 a.m. back Seoul, Southern Korea. But after having a five-hour journey on a present Sunday, Kim Wan-su had been driven directly through the airport towards the Lucky Star karaoke club right right here, where 23 young Vietnamese women looking for Korean husbands sat waiting in two dimly lighted rooms.

“Do i must have a look at them and determine now?” Mr. Kim asked, because the marriage agents provided a quick description of each and every of the females sitting around a sofa that is u-shaped.

Thus, Mr. Kim, an auto that is 39-year-old worker from a suburb of Seoul, started the averagely chaotic, two-hour procedure for choosing a partner. Continue reading “In 2005, marriages to foreigners accounted for 14 per cent of all of the marriages in Southern Korea, up from 4 per cent in 2000.”