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

    At the beginning of 2017, AISAPRESS reporting partners have sent me New Year’s reports one after another…

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

    Following the issuance of bank cards for companies and individuals in local cities from the early 2016, the Central Bank of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has started to install ATMs from the last fall…

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

    According to ASIAPRESS partners in North Korea, the power supply got deteriorated in some parts of North Korea, paralyzing the train system since the mid-October…

  4. <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

    6 Expansion of the market economy shaking the “class system”

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

    As control over North Korean people has gotten tougher this year, the number of detainees in “training camp by labor” has drastically increased in northern part of North Korea…

  6. <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

  7. <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

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

  9. <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

  10. <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

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

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

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

  14. <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.

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

  16. <Inside N. Korea> Market survey shows “Resolution 2270”, the toughest-ever sanctions, didn’t work.

  17. [Video Report] The hidden homeless of Pyongyang

  18. <Inside N. Korea> Kotchebi, the Homeless, Under the Kim Jong-un Regime

  19. <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. ‘

  20. <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)

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

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

  23. [Video Report] Kotchebi Girls, Sexually Abused and Exploited

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

  25. [Video Report] National bus network of the North Korean market economy

  26. <Interview with N.Korean> Nuclear Test shattered Windows & People Forced to pay for Flood Damage

  27. <Inside N.Korea>Enormous Flood Damage at Tumen River Basin, Outcry over No Relief Efforts by Government

  28. <Inside N.Korea> Hunt for defectors resumed

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

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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

New Report

  1. [Video Report] N.Korea Regulation Officer at Market
  2. <Inside North Korea> Alert for Drone! Ammunition Distributed to Shoot Down!
  3. Kim Jong-nam: Image of Nice Guy Created by Media
  4. <Inside North Korea> Interview with Two North Koreans: Shock and Horror on Assassination of Kim Jong-nam
  5. <Inside N. Korea> The Chinese-North Korean Border is under Strict Control
  6. [Video Report] North Korean Kids on the Battle of Life
  7. [Video Report] People under pressure for requisition of military provision (REFERENCE PHOTO) An old farming woman picks up the rumps from the ears of dried corn in a post-harvest field, to ease her family's food condition. (In a village near the city of Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province. September. 2008. Taken by Shim Ui-chun)  ASIAPRESS
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