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

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea

Why the collapse of the Kim regime will not mean a collapse of the Kims’ image

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 3, 2015
Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Coffee was once a luxury item in the capital Pyongyang – and even rarer everywhere else in the country

Is coffee popular in North Korea?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee September 1, 2015
A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea

A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea

What role do the omnipresent pictures of the leadership play in society? And are they really unique?

A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham August 31, 2015
Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down

Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down

Visitors say no sign of fire at or around 'Paektu Secret Camp'

Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 27, 2015
Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?

Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?

Family background is a prerequisite, but students need the grades too

Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung August 26, 2015
The bustling North Korean consumer goods market

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market

Far from impoverished, Northerners’ ownership of TVs and home phones continues accelerating

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 20, 2015
Can foreigners marry North Koreans?

Can foreigners marry North Koreans?

Mixed children born out of wedlock may be more common than actual mixed marriages in the North

Can foreigners marry North Koreans?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee August 19, 2015
The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

Commemorative war pistols could foretell N. Korea's future direction, says Sejong Institute researcher

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 14, 2015
Having a baby in North Korea

Having a baby in North Korea

The North can be divided into Pyongyang and Regional republics, with the former getting the best health care

Having a baby in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung August 12, 2015
S. Korea to install anti-North Korea loudspeakers near Paju

S. Korea to install anti-North Korea loudspeakers near Paju

Broadcast was ceased in 2004, to be reinstated following mine incident from last week

S. Korea to install anti-North Korea loudspeakers near Paju
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 10, 2015