Category: News

<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. ‘

In the end of August this year, there was a huge flood in northeastern North Korea. International organizations such as International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, after conducting the onsite inspection in the mid-September, reported that “The flood in North Hamgyong Province left 138 people dead and 400 still missing.” …

<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)

On November 18, an ASIAPRESS reporting partner in the northern part of Ryanggang Province reported that the truck carrying passengers at the back slipped and fell into the reservoir of the Samsu Power Plant near Hyesan City due to heavy snow, leaving 19 people dead…

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

North Korean state media such as Rodong Shinmun report everyday that the restoration work for the flood damage at North Hamkyung Province in August is continuing smoothly. However, a reporting partner of ASIAPRESS who lives in the region of flood damage said that the restoration stalls in due to the lack of material for work…

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

ASIA PRESS, amid of flow of news from South Korean media, covering the defection of Thae Yong-ho, minister of North’s mission at London, asked opinions from reporting partners in North Korea. The news was sent to them via e-mail in advance. A telephone interview was made with a middle aged female reporter in Northern area of North Korea on August 19…

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

A South Korean colleague’s two sons joined the military. The period of service is two years. On looking the pictures taken at the time of visiting their sons in the military, the parents seem to be far more delighted than their sons, because the family never has been separated for such a long time…