December 10, 2022

Culture

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

Ask a North Korean: What is retirement like for the elderly?

Ask a North Korean: What is retirement like for the elderly?

Most retirees fend for themselves and eek out a living at marketplaces due to collapse of public distribution system

Ask a North Korean: What is retirement like for the elderly?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 9, 2022
Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Clothing choices have grown along with foreign media influence, but event shows options still dictated from above

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 9, 2022
North Korea reveals imposing new prosecutors HQ amid anti-corruption campaign
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North Korea reveals imposing new prosecutors HQ amid anti-corruption campaign

Expert says elaborate new campus part of Kim Jong Un’s efforts to enhance rule by law for enforcing party policy

North Korea reveals imposing new prosecutors HQ amid anti-corruption campaign
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 8, 2022
Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.
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Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.

Heightened surveillance and border controls mean it's time to alter our approach to info warfare — and our expectations

Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 8, 2022
North Korea resumes anti-US propaganda art sales at tourist shop

North Korea resumes anti-US propaganda art sales at tourist shop

Pyongyang again boosting art depicting graphic destruction of US and slaughter of soldiers after hiding content in 2018

North Korea resumes anti-US propaganda art sales at tourist shop
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 7, 2022
State media review: Rodong Sinmun launches new mobile-friendly website
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State media review: Rodong Sinmun launches new mobile-friendly website

An in-depth analysis of site redesign for smartphone users, forest fire warnings, an ice cream factory and more

State media review: Rodong Sinmun launches new mobile-friendly website
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy November 4, 2022
North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022

North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2022
State media review: North Korea hails China’s ‘successful’ party congress
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State media review: North Korea hails China’s ‘successful’ party congress

An in-depth analysis of China-DPRK ties, a joint meeting for two key Pyongyang schools and changes for Tree Planting Day

State media review: North Korea hails China’s ‘successful’ party congress
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy October 27, 2022
Book review: Grappling with the personal and political toll of Korea’s division

Book review: Grappling with the personal and political toll of Korea’s division

Hwang Sok-yong’s ‘The Prisoner’ tells story of his life as a ‘refugee’ from North Korea for whom going home is a crime

Book review: Grappling with the personal and political toll of Korea’s division
David Tizzard
David Tizzard October 27, 2022
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?

Authorities insist everyone speak standardized language, but people actually use a range of slang, profanity and accents

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim October 26, 2022