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How Northern popular culture inculcates selflessness, humility and other traits that serve defectors poorly
Former UN ambassador sees changing attitudes in China as key to reuniting Korean Peninsula
Ethnic Koreans from China, unlike those from Japan, capitalized on the changing economy of the ‘90s
Refugees in Southeast Asian nation remain safe from being sent back, but struggle with transition, little money
N. Korea’s statements on Japanese abductions, though atrocious, have a certain rationale
Scholar’s study raises questions about resettlement, ‘buying’ defectors’ freedoms
What drives Korean evangelical groups' effort to operate conversions within North Korea and among defectors?
Scholar describes how faith-based Korean groups have made defection a ‘religious exodus’ and nationalist goal
Groups use technology to track developments at notorious Camp No. 25, where prisoners do hard labor with no hope of release
Now, as in 2008, the North has too much at stake to give a full accounting for all Japanese abductees
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