All Report

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

Border Patrol at the Border of Sino-North Korea (Reference Photo)



Many foreign media, including Japanese newspapers and broadcasting stations, started reporting right after arriving at Pyongyang, where the celebration of the biggest holiday for North Korea, the Sun Day, would be held. They report that celebratory atmosphere calmly prevail in neatly decorated Pyongyang.

It is a conventional propaganda strategy of North Korean regime to let foreign media cover their big ceremony like this. On the day of 13th the media were guided to ‘Ryomyong Street’ with skyscraper apartments which had been rushed to finish by Kim Jong-un’s urge. It is expected that the media would cover the preannounced military parade (North Korea calls it ‘military review’).

Kim Jong-un regime has two major targets. The first is to show that the North Koreans with unanimity under Kim Jong-un’s leadership are achieving economic progress without difficulties, although there have been pressures by the joint drill of US-Korean military and the economic sanction of the international community. The second is to make it clear that the North Korean government would continue developing nuclear bomb and missiles by showing off new weapons like new missile in the military parade. It is the strategy of media and image making in their own way.

However, even if the Japanese media in Pyongyang report “celebrating mood without tension,” the reality is absolutely different. The militia organizations have been mobilized for vigilance from the early April and the ordinary people have also been forced to join military drill every day. It seems that the order to shoot drones remains in effect from March.

-As the joint drill of US and South Korean military continues, we are nervous about a war tobe imminent. Orders to prepare mobilization were given to organizations and enterprises. Reserve Army, Red Army of Laborers and Peasants, and Army of Red Youth started drills. It is urgent drill of civilian military power.

* Reserve Army; is equipped with weapons equivalent to an Infantry Army Division. Red Army of Laborers and Peasants; consists of middle and old male and unmarried female. Army of Red Youth; consists of 5-6th senior high school students (16-17 years old)
Next page: How is the drill going on?…




Related post

  1. 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…
  2. A woman, ostensibly a peddler, humping a huge khaki backpack. It is mostly women who engage in such informal business in North Korea. (Sinuiju Station, North Pyongan Province. November. 2012.) ASIAPRESS Peddlers Carrying the Future of …
  3. Labor camp detainees packed in a truck are heading for the work site in the early morning. Taken by Shim Ui-cheon at east Haeju city of South Hwanghae province in September 2008 (ASIAPRESS) Rising discontent as control rei…
  4. <Inside N.Korea> Total War Is Im…
  5. One side of the new 5,000 won bill. Kim Il-sung's image is nowhere to be seen.  ASIAPRESS Kim Il-sung’s Image Gone f…
  6. (Reference Photo) North Korea's border town, Hyoeryong, North Hamkyung Province. The river flowing from left to right is the Tuman-gang(Tumen River). Chinese carrier mobile phones function in the border area and allow us to receive information. (Photo was taken from the Chinese side. June/2010) ASIAPRESS Rumors of Jang Song-taek’s…
  7. <Interview with N.Korean People>…
  8. <Field Report On N.Korea> Delaye…


<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

Korean   Japanese


Rimjingang_facebook Rimjingang_twitter Rimjingang_YouTube

Rimjin-gang English Edition for iPad App

New Report

  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