February 04, 2023

Culture

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

How composer Yun Isang became a beloved icon in both North and South Korea

How composer Yun Isang became a beloved icon in both North and South Korea

Classical music artist organized against Imperial Japan and spent much of his life advocating for Korean reunification

How composer Yun Isang became a beloved icon in both North and South Korea
Ayesha Sitara
Ayesha Sitara December 12, 2022
State media review: North Korea takes aim at use of foreign words
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State media review: North Korea takes aim at use of foreign words

An in-depth analysis of new SPA meetings, Pyongyang cold noodles, needling of Seoul ministry and more

State media review: North Korea takes aim at use of foreign words
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung December 8, 2022
North Korea state TV airs South Korea’s lopsided World Cup loss to Brazil

North Korea state TV airs South Korea’s lopsided World Cup loss to Brazil

Decision to air Red Devils’ elimination from premier soccer tournament reflects Pyongyang’s ‘pettiness,’ expert says

North Korea state TV airs South Korea’s lopsided World Cup loss to Brazil
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 8, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What are the most popular university majors?

Ask a North Korean: What are the most popular university majors?

Most North Koreans have little choice over their course of study, unless they can pay hefty bribes

Ask a North Korean: What are the most popular university majors?
Jin
Jin December 8, 2022
Olympics to lift ban on North Korea’s participation ahead of 2024 Paris Games

Olympics to lift ban on North Korea’s participation ahead of 2024 Paris Games

Despite decision, the DPRK has given no signs that it will lift COVID border controls to allow its athletes to join

Olympics to lift ban on North Korea’s participation ahead of 2024 Paris Games
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 7, 2022
International affairs: How North Korean films portray cross-cultural romance

International affairs: How North Korean films portray cross-cultural romance

North Korea remains an ethnocentric state in which a person of non-Korean blood can never be an equal member of society

International affairs: How North Korean films portray cross-cultural romance
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko December 7, 2022
What if North Korea hosts the World Cup?

What if North Korea hosts the World Cup?

The country already has a number of large stadiums but would need South Korean help to overhaul its infrastructure

What if North Korea hosts the World Cup?
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 6, 2022
More new smartphone designs appear in North Korea in sign of trade rebound

More new smartphone designs appear in North Korea in sign of trade rebound

State media footage also suggests Kim Yo Jong and other Kim family members use imported smartphone models

More new smartphone designs appear in North Korea in sign of trade rebound
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 5, 2022
From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

Jung Haneul made rare escape across DMZ after seeing ‘injustices’ in the DPRK, and now shares his story with the world

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Yeji Chung December 2, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

All education must be revolutionary, and Kim Il Sung University instructors had no time for fantasies of Middle Earth

Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 28, 2022
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