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

    The duty for a newly conscripted North Korean soldier is to secure his own food from the first day…

  2. <Photo Report> The Abandoned Elderly (PART6) Elderly Women Have to Continue Working: Junk Removal and Recycling, as well as Selling Vegetables.

    According to videos filmed by ASIAPRESS reporting partners inside North Korea, a number of elderly women end up having to work instead of retire…

  3. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART5) The elderly Treated Useless in North Korea, the Land of Courtesy toward the Elderly

    Koreans respect the elderly, and North Koreans were not an exception. However, during the social chaos in the late 1990s, even a number of young people died of starvation in North Korea: nowadays, the spirit of respect toward the elderly has collapsed.

  4. <Photo Report> Female Soldiers are in Miserable Conditions: Mothers are worried about their daughters getting sexually harassed and becoming malnourished.

    In late 2011 a female North Korean defector in China regrettably said, “From the bottom of my heart, I regret sending my daughter to the military.”…

  5. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART4) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets.

    Pyongyang has been the only area in North Korea where people can still manage to get their food rations since the beginning of the 21st century…

  6. <Photo Report> Kim Jong-un Spread Enemy’s Culture: Mickey Mouse and All-Female Band Wearing Miniskirts

  7. <Photo Report> Cultures of ‘Enemy Nations” infiltrating into N.Korea: Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, and Doraemon.

  8. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART3) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets.

  9. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART2) Elderlies End up as the Homeless after Forsaken by the State and Family

  10. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART1) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets.

  11. <Photo Report> Female Soldiers in Miserable Conditions: Seven Years of Military Service Starting at 17 Years Old.

  12. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART5) Toddlers and female Junior High School students roaming around a city. Some children have lost their legs.

  13. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART4) Orphans left behind by the society. No help available for them in reality.

  14. <Photo Report> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime (PART3) A toddler–roaming around a city–represents the society. Kim Jong-un thoughtlessly enters orphanages without taking off shoes.

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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”

  21. 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

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    N.Korea IT Report – PART1: Kids Master Emoticons and Movies with Mobile phones

  23. A woman returns home after fetching water from the village's public well. 2015, January. North Korean central region. (Team Mindeulle ASIAPRESS)

    [PHOTO REPORT] Winter, people strive to overcome the water crisis by drinking river water

  24. In Hyesan, it looked as if the wire fence was going to be installed along the levee. The building that resembles a white wall is a wooden barrier for monitoring the movement of residents approaching the river. Armed border guards check the identification of local people moving back and forth washing clothes in the river. (Hyegang-dong) ASIAPRESS

    <PHOTO REPORT>Sino – N.Korea Border [PART1]Things Still Tense in Border River Area After Purge of Jang Song-taek

  25. A Trading truck crossing the border bridge to enter North Korea. ASIAPRESS

    <PHOTO REPORT>Sino – N.Korea Border: [PART3]Tensions High In The Border City As A Special Team is Dispatched For Crackdowns

  26. Wiyeon-dong of Hyesan City, viewed from Changbai, China. The five-floor apartment on the right is newly built, and the slogan hanging from the balcony reads "Happiness of the Leader", "Happiness of the Sun", and "Happiness of the General", which legitimize the three-generation power succession as happiness for the country and people. (Taken from Chinese side of the river. Changbai, Jilin. 21/March/2014)ASIAPRESS

    <PHOTO REPORT>Sino – N.Korea Border: [PART2]A Sign of Late Spring In the Border Town of Hyesan

  27. A wire fence in the upstream area of the Amrok-gang (Yalu River), installed by the Chinese border authorities. It has been installed to prevent smuggling and defection.ASIAPRESS

    <PHOTO REPORT>Sino – N.Korea Border [PART1]Wire Fence Installed Upstream on the Amrok-gang (Yalu River)

  28. A booth of "Taedong-gang beer". (Sep.2011/Gu Gwang-ho)

    〈Photo Report- 8 (b) 〉 The Best Department Store in Pyongyang – But the Products on the Shelves are Not for Sale (2)

  29. The five-storey Pyongyang Department Store No.1 was built in the first half of the 1980's. (Sep.2011/Gu Gwang-ho)

    〈Photo Report- 8 (a) 〉 The Best Department Store in Pyongyang – But the Products on the Shelves are Not for Sale (1)

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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

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  1. <Inside North Korea> Real Evaluation On Kim Jong-un By His Own People
  2. <Inside North Korea> Total War Is Impossible for North Korean Army
  3. [Video Report] Wholesale Black Market Prospering with Prohibited Goods
  4. [Video Report] N.Korea Soldiers selling seaweed at a market
  5. <Photo Report on North Korea> Ex-Soldier Confesses “War Is Impossible for Hungry People’s Army!”
  6. <Inside North Korea> Celebrating Mood in Pyongyang Is Propaganda, High Alert Is Reality
  7. [Video Report] N.Korea Regulation Officer at Market
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