Society / Economy

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

    Taken by our team ‘Mindeulle’ (ASIAPRESS)In October 2013, an ASIAPRESS reporting partner inside North Korea filmed a…

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

    On 30 November last year, the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) approved new economic sanctions on North Korea…

  3. [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)

    What kind of food is available at hawker stalls …

  4. <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…

  5. <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…

  6. <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

  7. <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

  8. <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

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

  10. <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

  11. <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

  12. <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

  13. <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

  14. <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

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

  16. [Video Report] The hidden homeless of Pyongyang

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

  18. <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. ‘

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. <Inside N.Korea> Enforced Mobilization of Unemployed and No-Show Employees to Farm

  27. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea> Kim Jong-un Orders North Koreans Make Mountains Evergreen. -Declares 10-Year War Against Slash-and-Burn Farming

  28. [Video Report] Fleeing back alley vendors by cracking down

  29. [Video Report] Parade Drill by Female Students

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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. <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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