February 18, 2020


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

North Korean brand launches multi-pack canned beer box-set, pictures show

Eight pack of beer includes a complimentary beer glass, latest innovation from Kyonghung Foodstuff Factory

Chad O'Carroll February 16, 2020

North Korea spent $30 million on alcohol from China last year, data reveals

Whisky and beer most popular foreign drinks in 2019, figures from China's General Administration of Customs show

Jacob Fromer February 13, 2020

New N. Korean stamps push propaganda line to "break through" sanctions hardships

Five new stamps follow Kim Jong Un’s new year plenum speech, focus on countering sanctions and other top 2020 policies

Colin Zwirko February 11, 2020

North Korean officials rank top universities, criticize "whining" stragglers

Meeting follows Kim Jong Un's September complaints that DPRK education “lags far behind” global trends

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2020

The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy

Olivia Enos of Heritage discusses why issue of DPRK human rights should be addressed in future denuclearization talks

Jeongmin Kim February 5, 2020

North Korean state media’s anti-U.S. propaganda remains coded in new year

Coverage of Sinchon Museum showcasing alleged American atrocities continues without explicit U.S. mention

Colin Zwirko February 5, 2020

New North Korean smartphones using AI, facial recognition technology: DPRK Today

Latest "Jindallae"-brand models popular thanks to their "unique appearance, function, and convenience," state media says

Jeongmin Kim February 4, 2020

Unconverted political prisoners, and inter-Korean romance, in DPRK fiction

Stories based (very) loosely on the real-life repatriations of prisoners from South to North became popular in the 2000s

Tatiana Gabroussenko January 31, 2020

North Korea's KCTV added to fourth satellite broadcasting service

Development could make KCTV easier to watch in South Korea

Chad O'Carroll January 29, 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 Fretwell January 29, 2020
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