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

    “Let’s defeat the “scheme of decayed cultural infiltration” by enemies.” With the slogan above, the North Korean government has tried to restrict in-flow information from outside…

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

    In Japan a growing number of people have become concerned about their lives after retirement…

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

    Children and the elderlies have been the biggest victims of the economic difficulty in North Korea…

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

    Children and the elderly are the biggest victims of the chronic economic difficulty in North Korea, which has stifled the entire population…

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

    Parents, whose daughters will graduate from high school, are constantly worried about mandatory conscription…

  6. <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.

  7. <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.

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

  9. <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.

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

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

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

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

  14. [Video Report] What do the ordinary people eat in N.Korea? There are many types of food sold at hawker stalls. (Hawker stalls are individually owned food stalls)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART3) State-owned transportation is in a miserable state. by Jiro Ishimaru

  26. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART2)  The black market and “farmer’s market” connect. by Jiro Ishimaru

  27. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of the market economy as the driving force behind social transformation–based on sources from inside N.Korea. (PART1) by Jiro Ishimaru

  28. <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.

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

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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 N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible
  2. <Photo Report on N.Korea> China Controls North Korean Economy (1) Hard To Survive If China Places Sanctions on DPRK
  3. [Video Report] ‘Doegurikun’ the urban poor who delivers grains from farms to market
  4. [Video Report] Why Do N.Korean Women Care About Looks? “I want to get attention from the guys.”
  5. <Inside N.Korea> Russian Oil at Market in N.Korea
  6. [Video Report] Kim Jong-nam assassinated. What do N.Koreans think about it?
  7. <Inside N.Korea> Defense Drill For Cruise Missile Attack: Soldiers Suffer From Malnutrition, Tuberculosis and Chaos
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