The Making

  1. <Inside N.Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART8, FINAL) The “class system” is being shaken. by Jiro Ishimaru

    6 Expansion of the market economy shaking the “class system”

  2. <Inside N.Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART7) Information from outside being commodified and spread across the country. The government is losing control of the movement of citizens. by Jiro Ishimaru

    The North Korean government has thoroughly prohibited the access to foreign TV programs, radio, newspapers, books, and videos except those that passed the censorship…

  3. <Inside N.Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART6) Collapse of the food rationing system weakened control over the people. by Jiro Ishimaru

    The rapid progression of the market economy considerably changed the social structure of North Korea…

  4. <Inside N.Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART5) State-owned houses sold in the markets as the housing market established. by Jiro Ishimaru

    In North Korea, the self-claimed socialist country, the Party, the government organizations, and the state-owned factories need to provide workers with housings for free…

  5. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART4) Marketization leads to rapid development of the transport system. by Jiro Ishimaru

    The marketized transport system showed its advent as the state-owned transport system collapsed…

  6. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART3) State-owned transportation is in a miserable state. by Jiro Ishimaru

  7. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART2)  The black market and “farmer’s market” connect. by Jiro Ishimaru

  8. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART1) by Jiro Ishimaru

  9. <Inside N. Korea> A recent flood has left thousands dead: following the flood mass forced-migration of the poor into the affected area. ‘Entire villages have disappeared. ‘

  10. <Inside N.Korea>Enormous Flood Damage at Tumen River Basin, Outcry over No Relief Efforts by Government

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

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

  12. People who were mobilized for river improvement are gleaning stones. Taken by ASIA PRESS at a local city of northern area on June 2013

    <Photo Report> People are exploited in mobilized labor (2) Recorded women’s complaining voices; “This is all free labor,” “Everything is taken by the high ranks”

  13. Some better-off people perform their tasks by hiring someone for the mobilized labor on behalf of them. It seems that the man in the picture was hired for replacing blocks of sidewalk. Seosung District in Pyongyang on August 2011. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho/ ASIAPRESS

    <Photo Report> People are exploited in mobilized for forced labor (1) Urban view

  14. The Making of Rimjin-gang <03>

  15. The Making of Rimjin-gang <02>

  16. The newly installed wire fence, running parallel to the Tuman-gang (Tumen River). (Hunchun, China, end of July, 2013) ASIAPRESS

    ● The Making of Rimjin-gang

Pick-up

Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS N.Korea Market Survey Reveals Basic Food Price Hike PHOTO1 N.Korea IT Report – PART1: Kids Master Emoticons and Movies with Mobile phones 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 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) Possible Firing Squad Executions Punish Violators of “Kim Jong-un’s Instructions” 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 The Truth Behind N.Korea’s Military Parades 〈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

New Report

  1. <Inside N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible
  2. <Photo Report on N.Korea> China Controls North Korean Economy (1) Hard To Survive If China Places Sanctions on DPRK
  3. [Video Report] ‘Doegurikun’ the urban poor who delivers grains from farms to market
  4. [Video Report] Why Do N.Korean Women Care About Looks? “I want to get attention from the guys.”
  5. <Inside N.Korea> Russian Oil at Market in N.Korea
  6. [Video Report] Kim Jong-nam assassinated. What do N.Koreans think about it?
  7. <Inside N.Korea> Defense Drill For Cruise Missile Attack: Soldiers Suffer From Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Chaos
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