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Why more North Koreans don’t defect across the inter-Korean border
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Why more North Koreans don’t defect across the inter-Korean border

Obstacles range from political risks to lack of awareness, but experts say Seoul can do more to help would-be escapees

Why more North Koreans don’t defect across the inter-Korean border
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 5, 2022
Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243
North Korea News Podcast

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243

Park Hyangsu shares how she left Chongryon and the tragic story of her family members in the DPRK

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 5, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What superstitions and urban myths exist in North Korea?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What superstitions and urban myths exist in North Korea?

The state has failed to fully root out folk beliefs, which range from wedding rituals to tall tales about Kim Il Sung

Ask a North Korean: What superstitions and urban myths exist in North Korea?
Joshua KimJoshua Kim July 4, 2022
North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ
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North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

State media reports two people caught the virus in early April, the first time country has pinpointed origin of outbreak

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ
Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung | Ethan Jewell July 1, 2022
Defector activist flies balloons with COVID aid toward North Korea again
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Defector activist flies balloons with COVID aid toward North Korea again

Park Sang-hak says he conducted his second launch this month despite Seoul’s appeal for restraint

Defector activist flies balloons with COVID aid toward North Korea again
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim June 29, 2022
Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant
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Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant

Founded by daughter of Korean War refugee, Eulji Myeonok introduced locals to signature North Korean dish for decades

Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer June 28, 2022
UK’s Rwanda plan will deter North Korean defectors from seeking asylum, NGO says
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UK’s Rwanda plan will deter North Korean defectors from seeking asylum, NGO says

Expert tells NK News that deal to fly asylum seekers to African country will increase scrutiny on DPRK refugees

UK’s Rwanda plan will deter North Korean defectors from seeking asylum, NGO says
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer June 24, 2022
How the private market brought pork to the table in North Korea
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How the private market brought pork to the table in North Korea

When state planning failed to deliver a steady supply of meat, Kim Il Sung handed the reins to private pig farmers

How the private market brought pork to the table in North Korea
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov June 23, 2022
Settling in Seoul: Where South Korea succeeds in helping new defectors
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: Where South Korea succeeds in helping new defectors

Adapting to life in an alien country is a daunting challenge, one defector says, so any assistance can go a long way

Settling in Seoul: Where South Korea succeeds in helping new defectors
Sersong HanSersong Han June 21, 2022
Lured to North Korea on false promises – NKNews Podcast Ep. 240
North Korea News Podcast

Lured to North Korea on false promises – NKNews Podcast Ep. 240

Marcus Bell discusses the thousands of ethnic Koreans who left Japan for the DPRK in search of a ‘Workers’ Paradise’

Lured to North Korea on false promises – NKNews Podcast Ep. 240
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 14, 2022
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