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  1. <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…

  2. <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.

  3. <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.”…

  4. <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…

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

    The United States (U.S.) is considered as the “Mortal Enemy” in North Korea…

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

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

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

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

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

  11. <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.

  12. <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.

  13. <N.Korea> North Korean Military Facing Recruit Shortage Due to Increased Draft Dodgers and Deserters

  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. [Video Report] Chinese products and currency are playing a vital role in North Korean market

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

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

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

  19. [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)

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

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

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

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

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

  25. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside North 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

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

  27. [Video Report] A rare glimpse of ‘No. 10 Checkpoints’ set up by the State Security Department

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

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

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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. <Photo Report> The Abandoned Elderly (PART6) Elderly Women Have to Continue Working: Junk Removal and Recycling, as well as Selling Vegetables.
  2. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART5) The elderly Treated Useless in North Korea, the Land of Courtesy toward the Elderly
  3. <Photo Report> Female Soldiers are in Miserable Conditions: Mothers are worried about their daughters getting sexually harassed and becoming malnourished.
  4. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART4) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets.
  5. <Photo Report> Kim Jong-un Spread Enemy’s Culture: Mickey Mouse and All-Female Band Wearing Miniskirts
  6. <Photo Report> Cultures of ‘Enemy Nations” infiltrating into N.Korea: Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, and Doraemon.
  7. <Photo Report> Abandoned Elderly (PART3) Collapsed Social Welfare System Has Left the Elderly on the Streets.
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