September 26, 2023


James Fretwell

James Fretwell

James Fretwell is an Analyst at NK News.


“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 FretwellJames FretwellFebruary 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 FretwellJames FretwellFebruary 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 FretwellJames FretwellJanuary 29, 2020
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