News

  1. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART2) Toddler worn out on a street while regime shows off luxury orphanages

    The North Korean state media has often announced that Kim Jong-un visited newly established large-scale orphanages in Pyongyang and Wonsan…

  2. <Inside N. Korea>Market Price Since Imposition of New Economic Sanction

    On 30 November last year, the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) approved new economic sanctions on North Korea…

  3. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART1) A girl and a boy–probably siblings–sleeping on a street

    In the mid 90s, a number of “kotchebi”, which means “flowering swallow”, roamed around cities in throughout North Korea…

  4. <New Year’s Report from N.Korea> Kim Jong-un’s Reputation Continues to Fall: Citizens Critical of His “New Year Address.”

    At the beginning of 2017, AISAPRESS reporting partners have sent me New Year’s reports one after another…

  5. <Inside N. Korea> Bank Card and ATM Appear in Local Cities. Split Responses; “Convenient” and “Still Can’t Trust the Government.”

    Following the issuance of bank cards for companies and individuals in local cities from the early 2016, the Central Bank of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has started to install ATMs from the last fall…

  6. <Inside N. Korea> Worsened power supply paralyzed the train system, reportedly causing deaths in a stopped train

  7. Drastic Increase of Inmates at “Labor Training Camps”: “People Dying of Malnutrition and Physical Abuse”, a Former Inmate Testifies.

  8. <Inside N. Korea> Student absenteeism on the rise due to excessive requisition from school; a third of students are absent from school in local cities.

  9. N. Korean TV pixelates the image of the protest against Park Geun-hye. What do they want to hide?

  10. <Inside N. Korea> Market survey shows “Resolution 2270”, the toughest-ever sanctions, didn’t work.

  11. <Inside N. Korea> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime

  12. <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. ‘

  13. <Inside N. Korea> Truck falls into reservoir due to heavy snow, leaving 19 dead in the northern part of Ryanggang Province (a photo and a map)

  14. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Experiencing the Lives of Ordinary People, “Sobicha“ (service car)

  15. <Latest Photo Report> Priority on Construction of Guard Post To Prevent Defection-Not yet for flood victims (5 Photos)

  16. <Field Report On N.Korea> Delayed Restoration of Flood Due to Cement Shortage (3 Photos)

  17. <Interview with N.Korean> Nuclear Test shattered Windows & People Forced to pay for Flood Damage

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

  19. <Inside N.Korea> Hunt for defectors resumed

  20. <Interview with N.Korean People> Defection of Thae Yong-ho, the minister at NK mission in London, is “natural”

  21. <Photo Report on N.Korea> Starving People’s Army: Mother Concerns Conscripted Son

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

  23. <Photo Report on N.Korea> N.Korean People’s Army Facing State of Starvation

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

  25. <Inside N.Korea> Enforced Mobilization of Unemployed and No-Show Employees to Farm

  26. 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

  27. 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

    <Inside N.Korea> DPRK high-ranking state officials ordered to attend seminar against escaping the country: frequent escapes concern Kim regime

  28. 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)

    <Inside N.Korea> Is Economic Sanction Really Effective? Searching Effect from Retail Price Index

  29. A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS

    <Inside N.Korea> Government Evaluation of 70 Day-Battle Leads to Nervous Officials – Punishment of Poor Achievement and Secret Drinking,

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. [Video Report] Chinese products and currency are playing a vital role in North Korean market
  2. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART2) Toddler worn out on a street while regime shows off luxury orphanages
  3. <Inside N. Korea>Market Price Since Imposition of New Economic Sanction
  4. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART1) A girl and a boy–probably siblings–sleeping on a street
  5. [Video Report] What do the ordinary people eat in North Korea? There are many types of food sold at hawker stalls. (Hawker stalls are individually owned food stalls)
  6. <New Year’s Report from N.Korea> Kim Jong-un’s Reputation Continues to Fall: Citizens Critical of His “New Year Address.”
  7. <Inside N. Korea> Bank Card and ATM Appear in Local Cities. Split Responses; “Convenient” and “Still Can’t Trust the Government.”
PAGE TOP