December 04, 2021

Culture

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

Inside North Korea: 12 must-see photos for 2022 and beyond

Inside North Korea: 12 must-see photos for 2022 and beyond

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Inside North Korea: 12 must-see photos for 2022 and beyond
NK News
NK News November 4, 2021
North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2021
North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws

North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws

Expert says Pyongyang seeks to raise revenue, as DPRK also passes laws on rail freight, pollution and farm animals

North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 1, 2021
Deep dive in the DPRK: A Danish globetrotter’s unlikely scuba adventure

Deep dive in the DPRK: A Danish globetrotter’s unlikely scuba adventure

Despite logistical challenges, the successful trip showed the creative possibilities of North Korea tourism

Deep dive in the DPRK: A Danish globetrotter’s unlikely scuba adventure
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 29, 2021
Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition

Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition

National Art Exhibition in Pyongyang this month celebrates 30 years of former leader Kim Jong Il's influence in the arts

Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 28, 2021
Super Mario in Pyongyang: North Korea’s burgeoning video game culture

Super Mario in Pyongyang: North Korea’s burgeoning video game culture

Smartphone use drives gaming's increasing popularity, but regime may see it as a new tool to promote Kim family ideology

Super Mario in Pyongyang: North Korea’s burgeoning video game culture
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia October 28, 2021
Snake oil: North Korea peddles folk cures as a panacea for all ills

Snake oil: North Korea peddles folk cures as a panacea for all ills

State media promotes traditional remedies as a substitute for modern medicine — but citizens don’t buy the hype

Snake oil: North Korea peddles folk cures as a panacea for all ills
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko October 28, 2021
Black swan meat now on the menu in North Korea as food supply problems persist

Black swan meat now on the menu in North Korea as food supply problems persist

Industrial breeding of ‘delicious’ black swan meat kicked into high gear at new farm facility, state media says

Black swan meat now on the menu in North Korea as food supply problems persist
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 27, 2021
A diplomat’s life: North Korea’s brutal training for parades and mass games

A diplomat’s life: North Korea’s brutal training for parades and mass games

North Koreans train for hours on end and late into the night to prepare for these events in Pyongyang

A diplomat’s life: North Korea’s brutal training for parades and mass games
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby October 27, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

There is no escaping Big Brother in a country that encourages and rewards citizens for reporting on each other

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby October 20, 2021