December 04, 2022

Culture

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

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Jihyun Park’s account of her escape from the DPRK provides a sobering look at her struggle for freedom

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate
David Tizzard
David Tizzard July 25, 2022
State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease
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State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease

An in-depth analysis of efforts to secure clean water, propaganda on Korean War, Kim Il Sung’s memoirs and more

State media review: After heavy rains, North Korea combats water-borne disease
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 22, 2022
New Netflix drama paints dismal picture of road to Korean unification

New Netflix drama paints dismal picture of road to Korean unification

In ‘Money Heist: Korea,’ economic integration and North Korean migration to South only lead to crime and exploitation

New Netflix drama paints dismal picture of road to Korean unification
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 21, 2022
How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
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How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets

Businesspeople pay bribes to police in order to create the space necessary for them to buy, sell and trade their wares

How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 21, 2022
A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

‘I want to demonstrate that North Korean refugees can do just as well as anybody else in South Korea and beyond’

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch July 21, 2022
Harry Potter-loving North Korean vlogger comes from elite family close to Kims

Harry Potter-loving North Korean vlogger comes from elite family close to Kims

NK News finds Song A lived in the UK with her diplomat father and is great-granddaughter of top military commander

Harry Potter-loving North Korean vlogger comes from elite family close to Kims
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 20, 2022
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
KOREA PRO

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
NK PRO

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
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