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January 21, 2019

North Korea’s Best Cultural Art Institute, “Keumsung Institute”

The “Pretty girl cheering team” from North Korea who participated in the 16th Asian Athletics Championship once again became a big issue. North Korea...

Korean Chinese Lee Mi Ja, 20 Day Journey to North Korea

Lee Mi Ja, a Chinese resident of Korean descendent living in Changbai of China visited Pyongyang, Baekdu Mountain and other places in North Korea...

The First Border Market in front of the Huiryeong Customs Office

A border market is to be established for the first time in North Korean history at a border city of Huiryeong, a North Korea...

Why Have the Train Engineers Gone to the Mountains?

After the 7.1 Economic Management Measure in 2002, 90% of the train engineers in North Hamkyong province were laid off, and the left 10%...

Economic Sanctions Foreseeable after the Six-Party Talks

Few days before it resumed back to the six-party talks, the North Korean government declared national “mass involvement in rice planting.” According to defectors...

Wage of a Construction Worker in NK, Only Enough to Buy 2 kg of...

North Korean workers working for the construction Kiupso (state enterprises) receive monthly wage of 1,800 Won($0.9) and 476g of grain per day, only for...

Learn English to Shout “Drop Your Gun and Surrender”

Just as in South Korea, English is the most popular foreign language in North Korea. On January 1964, the Central Committee of the Worker’s...

“Tens of Thousands of Drug Addicts in Pyongyang”

It has been reported from inside North Korea that due to the recent rapid increase of drug addicts among the North Korean residents, “Drug...

Shaped clothes, straight leg pants in trend for women in the city of Sinuiju

North Korean trade merchant Kim Young Chun (anonymous, age 35), who has just come for business in Dandung, China, says about the city of...

“Residents Expelled for Kim Jong Il’s Safety”

Outcries of the residents around the newly constructing highway between Pyongyang and Hyangsan resonate but never reach far enough. They are from the people...

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