December 10, 2022

Culture

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

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges

In brief report, state media says security organs tackled ongoing problem of ‘anti-socialist’ acts across country

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 25, 2022
State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes

An in-depth analysis of the country’s rural housing project, fishery production and anti-US and Japan propaganda

State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 24, 2022
How North Korea presents the possibility of a future female leader
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How North Korea presents the possibility of a future female leader

Despite being a dictator, Kim Jong Un is something of a feminist — at least compared to his father and grandfather

How North Korea presents the possibility of a future female leader
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 23, 2022
Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter

Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter

Report suggests DPRK leader publicly introduced daughter to emphasize justification for WMD development

Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 21, 2022
State media review: North Korea chides Japan for raising alarm over missiles
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea chides Japan for raising alarm over missiles

An in-depth analysis of Mothers Day celebrations, martial arts diplomacy, DPRK dogs and more

State media review: North Korea chides Japan for raising alarm over missiles
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 17, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What are weddings like in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What are weddings like in the DPRK?

Ceremonies are simple affairs quite different from those in South, while food is an important part of the ritual

Ask a North Korean: What are weddings like in the DPRK?
Jin
Jin November 17, 2022
Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Rare ground-level images reveal makeshift construction techniques still used on elite projects in central Pyongyang

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2022
The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
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The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262

Yoon In-Joo discuss maritime conflict, the role that coasts play in the DPRK economy, fish prices and more

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 15, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university

Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university

Foreign students’ lives in North Korea can vary dramatically based on where they’re from — and how much money they have

Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 11, 2022
State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK’s annual economic plan, criticism of ROK drills, COVID and flu concerns and more

State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 10, 2022