Society / Economy

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

    For the last seven months, the ASIAPRESS reporting team has conducted a market price survey inside North Korea…

  2. [Video Report] The hidden homeless of Pyongyang

    Pyongyang is a ‘staged city’, where outsiders ar…

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

    “Kotchebi” is a North Korean word only. It is not in the Korean dictionary since it is a slang used only in North Korea…

  4. <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. ‘

    In the end of August this year, there was a huge flood in northeastern North Korea. International organizations such as International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, after conducting the onsite inspection in the mid-September, reported that “The flood in North Hamgyong Province left 138 people dead and 400 still missing.” …

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

    Reporting partners in North Korea report that the operation of railway has worsened since November. The cause may be the worsening power supply…

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

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

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

  9. [Video Report] National bus network of the N.Korean market economy

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

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

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

  13. 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

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

  15. [Video Report] Parade Drill by Female Students

  16. [Video Report] Foot of N.Korean, Japanese Used Bike

  17. Women, selling rice from China, are eating noodles. Japanese brand “Akita Komachi” is found on a packing paper. Taken at a northern border town on October 2013. (ASIA PRESS)

    <Inside N.Korea> Is Economic Sanction Really Effective? Searching Effect from Retail Price Index

  18. A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS

    <Inside N.Korea> Government Evaluation of 70 Day-Battle Leads to Nervous Officials – Punishment of Poor Achievement and Secret Drinking,

  19. A queue at grocery store. People in need queue when there is a special supply of ration. Taken by Shin Eui-cheon at North Hwanghae Province on September 2009. (ASIA PRESS)

    Special Gifts For the Worker`s Party Congress “Not enough.”: Only Toothpaste Set & Liquor

  20. <Interview with inside N.Korea> Ordinary N.Koreans have, “No Interest” and “No Expectations” about the Worker`s Party Congress -Only Hope Is “Opening up N.Korea”

  21. People believe that the sanction should hit hard on Kim Jong-un and the high ranks, but inevitably it is hitting on people’s lives as well……

  22. Women are gleaning coals dropped off from a train. South Pyongan province on March 2013 ASIAPRESS

    Price is rising up due to a cornering sign of sanctions (ISHIMARU JIRO)

  23. [Video Report] There is no water! N.Korean People’s ‘Water War’ because of water shortage

  24. The rice shown in the above picture is imported from China. When asked about the cost, the vendors reply in Chinese currency. (Taken by Asia Press on October 2013)

    N.Korean People lament, “We’ll be done if Chinese enforce the sanctions”

  25. Women with uniforms, sanitary caps and ID-tags. These are proof of an authorized business merchant who has paid a market tax. For the Moran market, the market tax is 300- 500won a day. This is equal to 500grams(17.5 oz) of corn. (Taken by Gu Gwang-ho) (C) ASIAPRESS

    [Video Report] Back alley of Pyongyang: Never let foreigners go. Residents of central Pyongyang live on businesses in the market.

  26. [Video Report] Nominal Farm Mobilization: People Feel Squeezed

  27. Musan mine was used to be called as the largest open-pit iron ole mining in Asia. Kim Il-sung has expressed this North Korea's largest mine as "Musan mine is the eldest son of our country". (Photo taken in August.2013 from Chinese side of the border) ASIAPRESS

    Musan Mine – Embezzlement of Wagon Fuel Widespread

  28. Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS

    N.Korea Market Survey Reveals Basic Food Price Hike

  29. A picture of the Sinuiju city, North Korea's northern border town facing China. The left is the day-time and the right is the scene of the night. The picture was taken from the same position in China. Sinuiju has a prioritized power supply status, but lights could be seen sparsely in the night. (August/2015. Taken by ISHIMARU Jiro) ASIAPRESS

    The Power Supply Deteriorating In N.Korea – Prioritized Coal Export Possibly Decreased The Power Station Operating Rate

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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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