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JH Ahn

JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.

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North Korean news channel uses Mac OS wallpaper for backdrop

North Korean news channel uses Mac OS wallpaper for backdrop

Archive U.S. tech company's wallpaper design used for North Korean broadcasts since May 2015

North Korean news channel uses Mac OS wallpaper for backdrop
JH Ahn
JH Ahn October 15, 2015
N. Korea proposes talks on peace treaty with U.S.

N. Korea proposes talks on peace treaty with U.S.

Worse outcome is expected for both countries should the conversation fails, says professional

N. Korea proposes talks on peace treaty with U.S.
JH Ahn
JH Ahn October 8, 2015
Pyongyang introduces new luxury facilities – KCNA

Pyongyang introduces new luxury facilities – KCNA

Hotel, restaurant, new ferry introduced to commemorate 70th Anniversary of Workers' Party of Korea

Pyongyang introduces new luxury facilities – KCNA
JH Ahn
JH Ahn October 6, 2015
S. Korean sailors’ lifejackets don’t pass inspection

S. Korean sailors’ lifejackets don’t pass inspection

Monopoly, ageist hierarchy intertwine to ensure rash of poor-quality products

S. Korean sailors’ lifejackets don’t pass inspection
JH Ahn
JH Ahn September 23, 2015
Defenseless: Lawmaker, experts decry South Korean body armor shortage

Defenseless: Lawmaker, experts decry South Korean body armor shortage

In addition to providing more suits, experts say protective gear needs modifying according to Korean geography

Defenseless: Lawmaker, experts decry South Korean body armor shortage
JH Ahn
JH Ahn September 17, 2015
Reviving the fallen: Former MAKRI agent shares memories

Reviving the fallen: Former MAKRI agent shares memories

Recovering remains for their proper recognition is grueling, taxing and ultimately rewarding

Reviving the fallen: Former MAKRI agent shares memories
JH Ahn
JH Ahn September 8, 2015
Until they are home: The unit that scours for Korean War remains

Until they are home: The unit that scours for Korean War remains

Educated, elite unit fights ravages of time, deteriorating DNA information to recover Korean War remains

Until they are home: The unit that scours for Korean War remains
JH Ahn
JH Ahn September 4, 2015
U.S., South Korea display overwhelming firepower during exercise

U.S., South Korea display overwhelming firepower during exercise

Massive show of force sends message to South Korean public, North Korea following recent standoff

U.S., South Korea display overwhelming firepower during exercise
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 31, 2015
General-turned-lawmaker calls for more dialogue between two Koreas

General-turned-lawmaker calls for more dialogue between two Koreas

Despite the military background, Baek firmly believes in the power of dialogue to solve problems on Korean Peninsula

General-turned-lawmaker calls for more dialogue between two Koreas
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 28, 2015
Balloon launches halted amid inter-Korean dialogue: Religious group

Balloon launches halted amid inter-Korean dialogue: Religious group

Seoul's Ministry of Unification previously said it had no power to stop balloon launches, citing freedom of speech

Balloon launches halted amid inter-Korean dialogue: Religious group
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 25, 2015