May 19, 2024

Culture

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

North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba

North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba

Event would be DPRK athletes' first overseas since pandemic but has raised hackles about their lack of doping testing

North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba
Brian Oliver
Brian Oliver May 24, 2023
Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying
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Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying

Penalties for poor performance and inability to fact check has made false reporting endemic, analysis of new law shows

Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 19, 2023
North Koreans who fled south in boat ‘disillusioned’ by Kim Jong Un regime: NIS

North Koreans who fled south in boat ‘disillusioned’ by Kim Jong Un regime: NIS

Intelligence agency says group that defected across inter-Korean maritime border related, watched ROK TV before escape

North Koreans who fled south in boat ‘disillusioned’ by Kim Jong Un regime: NIS
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 19, 2023
Book review: A moving personal account of Japan’s pro-North Korea enclave

Book review: A moving personal account of Japan’s pro-North Korea enclave

In a fascinating book of essays, filmmaker Yang Yonghi shares the drama and heartbreak of her Zainichi Korean family

Book review: A moving personal account of Japan’s pro-North Korea enclave
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado May 18, 2023
State media review: ‘Little Boy’ spooks North Korea ahead of warm weather season
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State media review: ‘Little Boy’ spooks North Korea ahead of warm weather season

An in-depth analysis of warnings to brace for El Niño, more anti-ROK animations, a women’s clothing expo and more

State media review: ‘Little Boy’ spooks North Korea ahead of warm weather season
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 18, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How a woman’s disappearance led a family to defect

Ask a North Korean: How a woman’s disappearance led a family to defect

New columnist Rose writes about discovering the world via foreign media and yearning to escape a country-sized prison

Ask a North Korean: How a woman’s disappearance led a family to defect
Rose May 16, 2023
A North Korean school asks students, ‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’

A North Korean school asks students, ‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’

State TV shows elite middle school using Disney film ‘Frozen’ to teach English, despite crackdowns on foreign media

A North Korean school asks students, ‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 10, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What was it like to travel abroad for the first time?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like to travel abroad for the first time?

Joshua Kim writes about marveling at Incheon airport, how Vietnam reminded him of the DPRK and more

Ask a North Korean: What was it like to travel abroad for the first time?
Joshua Kim May 8, 2023
North Korea went ‘too far’ by burning Yoon Suk-yeol in effigy, Seoul says

North Korea went ‘too far’ by burning Yoon Suk-yeol in effigy, Seoul says

Anti-South propaganda campaign in full gear as DPRK state media seeks to amplify hatred for ‘puppet traitor’ president

North Korea went ‘too far’ by burning Yoon Suk-yeol in effigy, Seoul says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 5, 2023
State media review: North Korea marks May Day with Kim praise and cow prizes
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State media review: North Korea marks May Day with Kim praise and cow prizes

An in-depth analysis of workers’ holiday celebrations, new animation episodes and mid-tier housing project coverage

State media review: North Korea marks May Day with Kim praise and cow prizes
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 4, 2023
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