Super-low birth rate poised to reduce workforce and undermine national defense without major policy changes
The Kim personality cult has penetrated the most intimate aspects of North Korean life, even the mourning of the dead
Letters sent to Japan revealing the reality of life in the DPRK sparked demands abroad for the wives to be brought home
From 1959 to 1984, thousands of Koreans in Japan were promised a better life in the DPRK, only to be met with suffering
The South Korean President needs a new way to engage the North to recover in the polls, even if it risks U.S. reprisal
Demanding complete denuclearization has long been a diplomatic dead-end
Ethnic nationalism, culture likely major reasons
Japan's Prime Minister faces dilemma over domestic agenda and changes on Korean Peninsula
Only when Kim Jong Un feels secure can real reform take place in the DPRK
Fashion on the streets, while showing more diversity, still takes its cues from above
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