Loosely fitting uniform around neck. A 30-year old noncommissioned officer said that he was on his way to home because of malnutrition. He belonged to a construction corps. Taken at Northern region on August 2013. (ASIA PRESS)

<Photo Report on North Korea> Soldier’s Hard Life 5. Poorly Nourished Young Soldiers: Soldiers’ hunger started from 80’s. (4 Photos)

* Hunger of soldiers started from 80’s. Lee Sang-bong, a defector from North Korea in Japan said: “Soldiers ate their fill until around 1975. Meal was composed of 800gram of half of rice and mixed grains with egg and even meat. Soldiers were of sturdier build than civilians…

The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)

<Photo Report on North Korea> North Korean People’s Army Facing State of Starvation

Secretly carried out textbooks for middle and high school of North Korea

<Photo Report on North Korea> Latest Textbooks for North Korean Middle & High Students; Idolization of Kim Jong-un in all subjects

(Reference Photo) There are various types of detention facilities in North Korea. The picture shows detainees who are just coming out of a labor camp, called “Troop for labor training.” Taken by Shim Ui-cheon on October 2008 at Haeju City in South Hwanghae Province. (ASIA PRESS)

<Inside North Korea> Enforced Mobilization of Unemployed and No-Show Employees to Farm

Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)

<Inside North Korea> Kim Jong-un Orders North Koreans Make Mountains Evergreen. -Declares 10-Year War Against Slash-and-Burn Farming

A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS

Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in North Korean Underground – End to Free Healthcare, Illegal Abortions Widespread

[2015/Jun/15] The “Free healthcare system ” is ostensibly one of the founding tenants of the North Korean state system. However, in reality, free healthcare long ago disappeared due largely to economic hardships and now exists only in the state propaganda slogans….

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Kim Jong-un’s Starving Soldiers – “Just a spoonful of oil for me…” A soldier pleads for grace

A high-rise building to be more than 20 storeys high, currently under construction. The location and size of the windows are inconsistent, and distorted. (Aug/2011/Taken by Gu Gwang-ho)

〈Photo Report- 6 (a)〉 The Government’s Command is for a “Strong and Prosperous Nation” — but Workers Tired Out at Pyongyang Construction Sites to Build 100,000 Apartments

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  2. Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS
  3. A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS
  4. A political assembly held by a KWP regional branch that took place a half year before the purge of Jang Song-thaek. The ranking officials discussed and addressed the people's allegiance and dedications to Kim Jong-un. (Summer/2013/ASIAPRESS)
  5. This picture is taken from raw video footage captured in Sosong District, Pyongyang in the summer of 2006. Female students are assembled near the Three Revolution Exhibition museum to practice for a military parade in honor of Kim Jong-il's birthday. Each student is wearing a white shoulder-cloth inscribed with a consecutive number. (Lee Jun / Pyongyang / August 2006) ASIAPRESS
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  1. Meeting for political study by Worker’s Party at a local town. It was for demanding loyalty to kim Jong-un. Taken in the summer of 2013 by ASIAPRESS
  2. Soldiers are deployed for vigilance, which is familiar sight in North Korea. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on June 2010. (ASIA PRESS)
  3. A military policeman is checking certificate of a pedestrian at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on August 2009. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol (ASIA PRESS)

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  1. (Reference Photo) There are various types of detention facilities in North Korea. The picture shows detainees who are just coming out of a labor camp, called “Troop for labor training.” Taken by Shim Ui-cheon on October 2008 at Haeju City in South Hwanghae Province. (ASIA PRESS)
  2. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)
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  1. Loosely fitting uniform around neck. A 30-year old noncommissioned officer said that he was on his way to home because of malnutrition. He belonged to a construction corps. Taken at Northern region on August 2013. (ASIA PRESS)
  2. The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)
  3. Tumen River is flowing on the border between Hoeryong City of North Korea and China: the incident occurred in this area. Taken on August 2015 from Chinese side by ISHIMARU JIRO (ASIAPRESS)

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  1. The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)
  2. Secretly carried out textbooks for middle and high school of North Korea
  3. People who were mobilized for river improvement are gleaning stones. Taken by ASIA PRESS at a local city of northern area on June 2013

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Loosely fitting uniform around neck. A 30-year old noncommissioned officer said that he was on his way to home because of malnutrition. He belonged to a construction corps. Taken at Northern region on August 2013. (ASIA PRESS)
  1. The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)
  2. Secretly carried out textbooks for middle and high school of North Korea
  3. (Reference Photo) There are various types of detention facilities in North Korea. The picture shows detainees who are just coming out of a labor camp, called “Troop for labor training.” Taken by Shim Ui-cheon on October 2008 at Haeju City in South Hwanghae Province. (ASIA PRESS)
  4. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)
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  6. Meeting for political study by Worker’s Party at a local town. It was for demanding loyalty to kim Jong-un. Taken in the summer of 2013 by ASIAPRESS
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  9. Women, selling rice from China, are eating noodles. Japanese brand “Akita Komachi” is found on a packing paper. Taken at a northern border town on October 2013. (ASIA PRESS)
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