North Korea’s newly rich, known as donju, are buying shuttered state-run stores and converting them into wholesale shops through black market trade. Despi..
With construction for the ‘Mt. Baekdu
Songun Youth Power Plant’ fully underway, desperate attempts to satiate their
unrelenting hunger have seen mobilized soldiers and sho..
In footage released by Korean Central News Agency in April 2009, residents enjoy pizza and pasta in an Italian eatery in Pyongyang. Image: Yonhap News AgencyEating out i..
The repressed appetite and heightened sense of stimulation offered by crystal methamphetamine, otherwise known as
crystal meth, has made it an increasingly popular option for..
With mercury levels peaking in North Korea,
many people are heading out to waterfronts to get some relief from the heat.
The state has been promoting Pyongyang’s Munsu Wate..
Kim Pyong Il appears fourth from the left rather than front and and center at the 43rd ambassadorial conference in Pyongyang. Image: Rodong SinmunFormer leader Kim J..
The sex industry in North Korea is becoming
more systematic in large cities, as the number of pimps who lure in young
workers is on the rise, and Ministry of People's Sec..
More North Korean workers dispatched to
Russia are abandoning their posts due to harsh working conditions and wage
exploitation. This also comes as Russian authorities ar..
Despite efforts by Pyongyang’s state-run
media to smear South Korea and condemn its "egregious human rights violations" using a recent scandal that erupted over the use of..
Many North Korean residents in Yangkang Province have coined
July the “month of tears” to vent frustrations regarding frequent, forced
mobilizations to which they are subj..