August 16, 2022

Culture

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

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans stay cool in the summer heat?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans stay cool in the summer heat?

Special foods and solar-powered fans are common remedies, and even soldiers will take siestas on hottest days

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans stay cool in the summer heat?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim July 20, 2022
South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
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South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool

Saudi Arabia looks to Korea as it seeks to diversify away from oil, but human rights issues may limit cooperation

South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
John Lee
John Lee July 18, 2022
North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery
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North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery

Major construction on ski slope and at Samjiyon Airport suggests country preparing for foreign or domestic tourists

North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 15, 2022
State media review: DPRK accuses Yoon of ‘scheming’ over 2019 defector incident
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State media review: DPRK accuses Yoon of ‘scheming’ over 2019 defector incident

An in-depth analysis of criticism of the Yoon administration, Kim Il Sung’s birthday celebrations, heavy rains and more

State media review: DPRK accuses Yoon of ‘scheming’ over 2019 defector incident
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 14, 2022
State media review: Pyongyang celebrates anti-flood efforts as heat wave arrives
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State media review: Pyongyang celebrates anti-flood efforts as heat wave arrives

An in-depth analysis of severe weather event coverage and a rise in anti-US propaganda

State media review: Pyongyang celebrates anti-flood efforts as heat wave arrives
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 8, 2022
Kim Jong Un demands ‘absolute obedience’ at 5-day meeting on party life

Kim Jong Un demands ‘absolute obedience’ at 5-day meeting on party life

Thousands gather from around country without masks or social distancing in show of confidence after COVID outbreak

Kim Jong Un demands ‘absolute obedience’ at 5-day meeting on party life
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 7, 2022
Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243
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Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243

Park Hyangsu shares how she left Chongryon and the tragic story of her family members in the DPRK

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 5, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What superstitions and urban myths exist in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What superstitions and urban myths exist in North Korea?

The state has failed to fully root out folk beliefs, which range from wedding rituals to tall tales about Kim Il Sung

Ask a North Korean: What superstitions and urban myths exist in North Korea?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim July 4, 2022
State media review: North Korea slams South Korea for joining NATO summit
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State media review: North Korea slams South Korea for joining NATO summit

An in-depth analysis of criticism of ‘Asian NATO,’ media coverage of heavy rains and floods and anti-US propaganda

State media review: North Korea slams South Korea for joining NATO summit
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 30, 2022
North Koreans vow ‘revenge’ on US in revival of anti-American holiday

North Koreans vow ‘revenge’ on US in revival of anti-American holiday

State media celebrates ‘Day of Anti-US Struggle’ for first time in 5 years, signaling shift in policy toward Washington

North Koreans vow ‘revenge’ on US in revival of anti-American holiday
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 24, 2022