December 10, 2022

Culture

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

North Korea launches kids commuter boat service at same lake as earlier missile

North Korea launches kids commuter boat service at same lake as earlier missile

NK News analysis shows military tested underwater silos at reservoir where boats now transport rural children to school

North Korea launches kids commuter boat service at same lake as earlier missile
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 25, 2022
Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care – Ep. 259
Podcast

Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care – Ep. 259

Monique Macias shares her experience growing up in Pyongyang under the guardianship of North Korea’s founding leader

Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care – Ep. 259
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 25, 2022
North Korean elites tee off at golf event despite country’s economic woes

North Korean elites tee off at golf event despite country’s economic woes

Tournament underscores regime’s efforts to cater to wealthy and ‘keep up appearances’ through luxury sport, expert says

North Korean elites tee off at golf event despite country’s economic woes
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy October 21, 2022
Why North Korean state media delicately dances around taboo topics
COLUMN

Why North Korean state media delicately dances around taboo topics

Marketplaces, central supply networks and even census data are all off-limits, sometimes for reasons entirely unclear

Why North Korean state media delicately dances around taboo topics
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 18, 2022
Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Podcast

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258

Charles Thirlwall discusses the explosion of international business interest in North Korea at the turn of the century

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2022
Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

North Korean leader pushes campaign against outside and capitalist influence in speech at top party cadre school

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 18, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: The privileges of life as a foreign student in North Korea

Pyongyang chronicles: The privileges of life as a foreign student in North Korea

Students enjoy wider access than almost all other outsiders, but they can still run afoul of DPRK authorities

Pyongyang chronicles: The privileges of life as a foreign student in North Korea
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley October 17, 2022
Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit

Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit

North Korean leaders have long used Mangyongdae Revolutionary School to mold talent and shore up party’s power base

Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 17, 2022
State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of the party founding anniversary, missile test photos, new laws and more

State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 13, 2022
Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments

Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments

North Korean leader demands country raise ‘loyalists’ from young age in latest push to improve ideological controls

Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 13, 2022
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