August 19, 2022

Culture

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

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan

An in-depth analysis of praise of Kim Il Sung, an investigation into colonial-era force labor and COVID policy changes

State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 18, 2022
How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
NK PRO

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay

While Kim Il Sung launched campaigns that curbed graft, Kim Jong Un has found corruption beneficial to his regime

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers August 16, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?

North Koreans can only move under specific circumstances, and even then finding affordable housing is nigh impossible

Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?
Jin
Jin August 12, 2022
How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

Mini documentaries and flashy missile launch videos show Pyongyang can adapt delivery, though messages remain the same

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko August 12, 2022
State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue

An in-depth analysis of DPRK-China alignment, Seoul’s ‘audacious’ inter-Korean plans, consumer goods shows and more

State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 11, 2022
South Korea’s lack of minority protections jeopardizes its global reputation
KOREA PRO

South Korea’s lack of minority protections jeopardizes its global reputation

Older men who dominate politics ignore equality and representation, even as Yoon tries to raise Korea’s global profile

South Korea’s lack of minority protections jeopardizes its global reputation
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee August 10, 2022
State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality

An in-depth analysis of propaganda on female workers, reports of no new COVID cases, reactions to NPT review and more

State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 4, 2022
New soju spotted in North Korea, latest addition to diverse liquor market

New soju spotted in North Korea, latest addition to diverse liquor market

Recent photos show new 30% blend for sale in Pyongyang despite domestic economic difficulties due to pandemic

New soju spotted in North Korea, latest addition to diverse liquor market
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 4, 2022
Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

In ‘Soup and Ideology,’ Yang Yong-hi documents her mother’s fading memory of Jeju massacre and tragedy of division

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia August 3, 2022
How North Korea’s warped history puts Pyongyang at the center of everything
COLUMN

How North Korea’s warped history puts Pyongyang at the center of everything

Children in DPRK learn that treasonous southerners collaborating with a foreign power led to division a millennia ago

How North Korea’s warped history puts Pyongyang at the center of everything
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 1, 2022
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