March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Like
other countries around the world, North Korea has designated the day as a public
holiday, and promotes i..
The latest round of separated family reunions ended earlier today
with a “farewell reunion,” after which participants returned to their
respective countries. Partici..
The scene of separated family reunions, held yesterday for
the first time in 3 years and 4 months. Families from North and
South, reunited amidst floods of tears. Yet some..
A small number of Koreans will finally meet
elderly relatives this week as the two Koreas embark upon a fresh round of
separated family reunions, the first of its kind sinc..
For much of North Korean history, this Friday's holiday could not be openly celebrated in North Korea, because then-leader Kim Il Sung regarded Lunar [Chinese] New Year as a..
Between the end of autumn
harvest distribution in December and the following March, Chosun People’s Army servicemen must endure
the bitterness of winter training drills.&nb..
On January 7th, Rodong
Sinmun reported on a visit by Kim Jong Eun to a new refrigerated storage
facility for marine products. The facility is run by Unit 534 of t..
Elections for the Supreme People’s
Assembly (SPA; North Korea's state legislature) are fast approaching. On the 15th, Chosun Central News Agency
(KCNA) reported that e..
Won Jeong Hwa, the recently released first female North Korean spy to be arrested and tried in South Korea, has been interviewed by South Korea’s "Channel-A," a conservative..
Over four and a half years in the infamous No. 15 Yodok political prison camp during the 1990s, Lee Young Guk, the author of the 2002 book “I Was Kim Jong Il’s Bodyguard,”..