April 09, 2020

About the author

James Fretwell

James Fretwell is Editorial Assistant at NK News. He is also a graduate student at Yonsei University in Seoul, majoring in Korean History and specializing in U.S.-DPRK relations. Follow him on Twitter @JamesFretwe11 or get in touch at [email protected]

More articles by 'James Fretwell'

"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

James Fretwell February 29, 2020

An American in Pyongyang: Kim Il Sung’s 1972 interview with the New York Times

Salisbury and Lee's visit to North Korea provided Americans with a long-awaited glimpse into life in the Hermit Kingdom

James Fretwell February 26, 2020

The Flower of Unification: how a girl from the South became an icon in the North

Lim Su-kyung's 1989 Pyongyang visit shows how close, and yet how far apart, the two Koreas were and remain to this day

James Fretwell January 29, 2020