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August 8, 2022

How We Saw the Sunshine Policy in North Korea

The Sunshine Policy was South Korea’s policy towards North Korea under the former president Kim Dae Jung which turned South’s once hostile attitude to...

North Korea, It Came All the Way

Conditions in North Korea have become more harsh recently. In spite of the public executions on March 1st and 2nd, which took place in...

Mountains of North Korea Becoming Bare

As spring recently arrived, smoke curls up from the mountains in North Korea again. This is due to the fires set by the farmers...

Tearful Campaign of Loyal Foreign Currency Earning

What most people can find out about Kim Jong Il’s slush fund is extremely limited. It may be due to the secretive “palace economy”...

“Gentlemen of Hamkyung Province, Respect the Ladies”

There are distinctively different local characteristics in each of the province in North Korea. To classify them into two large groups, there is the...

Defection Brokers for North Koreans, Are They Bad?

Thirteen brokers were arrested on March 13 for illegally “helping” North Korean defections. They were charged with receiving $2,500 to $10,000 for providing “guidance...

North Koreans, “Never Heard of the Bird Flu”

“You mean chickens getting a cold? Well, we don’t know about it.” The Korea Central News Agency of North Korea officially reported “Bird Flu...

Kim Jong Il Talks with His Entourages Outside in Fear of Being Bugged

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il considers personnel shifts for executives of the Party, military, and the administration as top secrets, as was the...

Is “Balance of Power” in Northeast Asia Possible without North Korean Democracy?

President Roh Moo Hyun, in his recent speech at the Military Academy graduation ceremony on March 22, said, “Northeast Asia’s balance of power will...

Video Clip of Public Execution

Video clip of a North Korean public execution, broadcast by Japanese N-TV on March 16th.

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