2015/11/6 The reason North Korea can still sustain production and construction activities in the midst of dire economic circumstance is due to “mobilized labor,” North Korean term for government endeavor mobilization. North Korean authorities...
International society is raising the voice to impose more severe sanctions on North Korea as they performed 4th nuclear test and hinted on launching a satellite rocket launching in the coming weeks.
It is said that around 90% of international trade of North Korea is made with China. How much does China have influence on the everyday life of ordinary North Koreans? We contacted couple of reporting partners in North Korea on the end of January…
-30C, Bitter Coldness! How do the ordinary people in N.Korea survive the bitter cold? Enforced composts gleaning! Fire wood and coal saving emphasized!
The bitter cold which overwhelmed East Asia has frozen Japan and Korean Peninsula. Sometimes the thermometer indicates less than -30c in some parts of Yanggang Province in North Korea. Then how can the ordinary North Koreans survive the bitter cold? We talked with a resident in northern part of North Hamkyung Province through mobile phone on January 25.
Voice of the ordinary N.Koreans: “Nuke test only brings hardship to people,” “No better life in Kim Jong-un’s era”
Asia Press has covered the inside situations and responses of North Koreans after the nuclear test with reporting partners. Responses on the test were all negative. Following is the phone conversation, at night, on January 9 with a reporting partner in the northern part of North Korea.
Jang Song-thaek enraged Kim Jong-un: Reason of Purge found on Photos (part2) Jang Song-thaek was executed for the violation of the sole leadership system
It is required to show courteous manner to the ruler with the heart of the highest respect, which is common sense behavior, regardless of rank.
At the conference all attendants must stand still when required to stand and they must look straight when asked to be seated.
Analysis of North Korean Media ISHIMARU Jiro, editor of Rimjin-gang, Paek Chang-ryong, reporter The official media in North Korea such as Rodong Shinmun, Chosun Choongang TV, and Chosun Choongang Press reports and broadcasts Kim Jong-il...
We talked on January 7th at midnight by telephone to a North Korean man who cooperates with us on news items from the north. He lives around 100km from Poonggye-ri in North Hamkyung Province...
＜Interview with a N.Korean＞ How do the N.Korea people think about four years of Kim Jong-un’s ruling? Acid evaluation calling him “a kid”
-How do the people outside of Pyongyang evaluate Kim Jong-un’s rule since the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong-il four years ago? A call conversation was made with a reporting partner in North Korea....
Presumed North Korean fishing boats are found wrecked along the Japanese seashore. Our investigation reveals that the shipwrecks are frequently happening as the inexperienced soldiers have been forced to work in the fishing boats. The reporting partner in North Korea told us on December
＜Interview with N.Koreans＞ “Is it any better in Kim Jong-un Era? Not at all! Preferential treatment is given to the Party officials by sacrificing the needs of the residents in the regions outside of Pyongyang!”
2015/December/13 Edit by KANG Ji-won, defector reporter, Rimjin-gang <This article first appeared in the Korean and Japanese edition of Rimjin-gang on October 2015> The North Korean media are day by day propagating the achievements...
2015/December/11 Edit by PAEK Chang-ryong, defector reporter, Rimjin-gang<This article first appeared in the Korean and Japanese edition of Rimjin-gang on September 2015> Musan mine located in North Hamkyung Province is the largest mine in...
The Power Supply Deteriorating In N.Korea – Prioritized Coal Export Possibly Decreased The Power Station Operating Rate
[2015/Nov/11] It is not something new to hear that North Korea has been always suffering from chronic electric power shortages. However, since last November, the power condition has been getting steadily worse nation wide….
[2015/Oct/04] It goes without saying that the North Korean national railway is run by the state. However, it has been one of the few enterprises that has continued to operate under the DPRK’s socialist leadership. Most of ….
[2015/Sep/22] The North Korean military is supported by paramilitary “Civil Defense”. These consist of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards, the Instruction Corps and the Young Red Guards. Collectively, they are estimated to comprise of 3.5 million personnel….
[2015/Sep/10] Military tensions between the two Koreas are once again easing since August 25, when the North officially expressed regret over the explosion of a mine in the Demilitarized Zone. In an interesting twist, however, the North Korean government is claiming it was South Korea that issued the apology….
[2015/Jul/20] In urban areas of North Korea, it has become common to see people using mobile phones. These devices are used not only as simple communication devices but also as multi-media players….