Society / Economy

  1. <Inside North Korea> Serious Damage To Homes Caused By Nuclear Test: Houses Damaged and Buildings Collapse

    A strong earthquake, the result of the North Korean nuclear test on September 3, caused extensive damage to …

  2. <Latest Report on N.Korea>People Trapped Behind Barbed Wire (4 Photos)

    In late July ASIAPRESS reporter recently vis…

  3. <Inside N.Korea> Farmers on collective farms starving to death

    There seems no prospect for the betterment of farmers struggling to make ends meet in North Korea…

  4. [Video Report] North Koreans Forced To Provide Labor

    Citizen mobilization in North Korea doesn’t only…

  5. <Photo Report on N.Korea> China Controls North Korean Economy (1) Hard To Survive If China Places Sanctions on DPRK

    It is obvious that North Korea is heavily dependent on China economically…

  6. [Video Report] ‘Doegurikun’ the urban poor who delivers grains from farms to market

  7. [Video Report] Why Do N.Korean Women Care About Looks? “I want to get attention from the guys.”

  8. <Inside N.Korea> Russian Oil at Market in N.Korea

  9. [Video Report] Wholesale Black Market Prospering with Prohibited Goods

  10. [Video Report] N.Korea Soldiers selling seaweed at a market

  11. <Inside N.Korea> Celebrating Mood in Pyongyang Is Propaganda, High Alert Is Reality

  12. [Video Report] N.Korea Regulation Officer at Market

  13. [Video Report] N.Korean Kids on the Battle of Life

  14. (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

    [Video Report] People under pressure for requisition of military provision

  15. [Video Report] Residents diligently picking up coal ~Earning five times more than monthly wage in just a day~

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

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

  18. [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)

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

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

  21. <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

  22. <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

  23. <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

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

  25. <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

  26. <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

  27. <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

  28. <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

  29. <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

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<Latest Report on N.Korea>Another year of emaciated soldiers in N.Korea; Young Soldiers suffering with Malnutrition (Four Photos) <Inside N.Korea> Farmers on collective farms starving to death [Video Report] North Koreans Forced To Provide Labor <Inside N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible <Photo Report on N.Korea> China Controls North Korean Economy (1) Hard To Survive If China Places Sanctions on DPRK [Video Report] ‘Doegurikun’ the urban poor who delivers grains from farms to market 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

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  1. <Interview With a N.Korean Woman> Nobody Trust Government! (3 Photos)
  2. <Inside North Korea> Serious Damage To Homes Caused By Nuclear Test: Houses Damaged and Buildings Collapse
  3. <Latest Report on N.Korea>People Trapped Behind Barbed Wire (4 Photos)
  4. <Latest Report on N.Korea>Another year of emaciated soldiers in N.Korea; Young Soldiers suffering with Malnutrition (Four Photos)
  5. <Inside N.Korea> Farmers on collective farms starving to death
  6. [Video Report] North Koreans Forced To Provide Labor
  7. <Inside N.Korea> Installation of Electric Fence at Border Makes Defection and Smuggling Impossible
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