Society / Economy

  1. <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…

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

    The sellers at the Jangmadang are waiting for cu…

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

    The first scene of the video was filmed in Wonsa…

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

    Price of oil is rising sharply as the sale of fuel is regulated since mid April in North Korea…

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

    The black market in North Korea–that was once sm…

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

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

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

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

  10. (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

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

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

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

  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> 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

  18. <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

  19. <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

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

  21. <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

  22. <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

  23. <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

  24. <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

  25. <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

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

  27. [Video Report] The hidden homeless of Pyongyang

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

  29. <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. ‘

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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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