December 03, 2023

“The 3.1 People’s Uprising”: how North Korea sees the March First Movement

DPRK historians assert Kim Il Sung's anti-Japanese guerilla exploits won independence from Japanese colonial rule

This Sunday marks the 101st anniversary of the March First Movement.

In early 1919, Koreans rose up in the first nationwide political protest against Japanese rule (Korea had become a protectorate of Japan in 1905 and was then annexed in 1910).