July 30, 2021

Culture

Information related to the North Korean culture and culture in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 25, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy

Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy

Sports diplomacy advocates lament loss of key opportunity for engagement with North Korea as Summer Games begin Friday

Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 23, 2021
Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city

Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city

Pyongyang offers an array of entertainment, from laser tag to water parks, beyond the typical statues and monuments

Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 23, 2021
Pop-aganda: North Korean accordionists cover Norway’s greatest hits

Pop-aganda: North Korean accordionists cover Norway’s greatest hits

An interview with Morten Traavik on his new vinyl album expanding musical collaboration with the DPRK

Pop-aganda: North Korean accordionists cover Norway’s greatest hits
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 19, 2021
Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines

Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines

Illegal logging and Chinese timber demand have devastated DPRK forests, posing a possible threat to the regime

Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino July 19, 2021
Sinuiju, North Korea’s most popular destination at the Chinese border

Sinuiju, North Korea’s most popular destination at the Chinese border

The feeling of crossing the bridge by train from China for the first time is a truly unforgettable experience

Sinuiju, North Korea’s most popular destination at the Chinese border
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Rich and famous lifestyles feature prominently in music videos as state pushes ideological purity campaign

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 14, 2021
North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms

North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms

Long united against U.S interventionism, the Havana protests show how far apart the two friends’ societies have drifted

North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young July 13, 2021
Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life

Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life

Re-released documentaries pull back curtain on 1966 World Cup team, Mass Games performers and Americans in Pyongyang

Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia July 12, 2021
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