<Inside North Korea> Real Evaluation On Kim Jong-un By His Own People

While I have worked in journalism specialized in North Korea, I have become sick of excessive coverage on North Korea by the Japanese media…

<Inside North Korea> Total War Is Impossible for North Korean Army

[Video Report] Wholesale Black Market Prospering with Prohibited Goods

[Video Report] N.Korea Soldiers selling seaweed at a market

<Photo Report on North Korea> Ex-Soldier Confesses “War Is Impossible for Hungry People’s Army!”

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

Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in N.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….

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

〈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


  1. Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS
  2. A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS
  3. 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)
  4. 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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A group of malnourished and emaciated soldiers. They are engineering troops who move at the rear. Units engaged in construction are often undernourished. (South Pyongan Province in July, 2011,Photo by Gu Gwang-ho) (C)ASIAPRESS
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