All Report

“Secondary school textbooks issued under the Kim Jong-un regime” DVD Book Now!

ASISPRESS collected 65 secondary school textbooks published under the Kim Jong-un regime, compiling digitized versions of them onto a DVD. The DVD includes, but is not limited to: The Revolutionary Activities, Socialist Ideology, History, Geography, Korean Language, English, Arts, and Technology.  Public use of the content is allowed in class rooms, academic meetings, open-shelf and lending in a library.

We will only sell 200 DVDs. 


Go to the list of textbooks → View more
Go to sample pages→ View more

※ The material is in Korean only. There is no English version.

↓How to buy


PLEASE ALLOW 7-20 days for delivery. (It depends on the destination) The item will be shipped from JAPAN by SAL Post Service-Japan Post.

1. Order by Paypal (English)

2. (English) amazon_0001S


1. Order by Paypal (English)

2. ASIAPRESS online bookstore (Japanese)
(Credit card payment, Bank transfer)

3. Order by FAX
(Bank transfer, Invoice payment)
FAX 06-6224-3226


↓Overview of the textbooks

The DVD is a compilation of digitized secondary school textbooks that had been published from May 2013 to October 2015 under the Kim Jong-un regime.  A North Korean defector in South Korea smuggled them from North Korea in June 2016 and ASIAPRESS obtained the digitized version of the textbooks.  The DVD includes 65 textbooks mainly focusing on the humanities, history, and the North Korean socialist ideology.  As appendixes we added some primary school textbooks, a report from the “English Textbook Compilation Committee,” an outline of the English and Science education course, and some of the textbooks that ASIAPRESS has obtained previously. (Go to the list of textbooks)

Since we obtained textbooks that were actually used in North Korea and subsequently sold in a market, some pages have stains, doodles, damages.  There are, due to manufacturing defect, a few repeated pages and through human damage, a few missing or damaged pages. (Find out more information about missing or repeated pages)


Check it out before buying the DVD

• The copyright of the North Korean textbooks in this material belongs to the publishing companies including “Education Book Publishing Company” in Pyongyang. ASIAPRESS holds the whole responsibility on this DVD, however, it should not be distributed or used by copying or reproduction except watching. (Addition 2/22)

• The digitized textbooks are compiled on to one DVD, which is for viewing only.  Other materials such as books will not be attached.  It is available for Windows PCs.  ASIAPRESS does not guarantee the compatibility of the DVD with Macintosh PCs and third party DVD players.

• Depending on the functionality of a computer and its DVD drive, it might take a long time to open the textbooks.  ASIAPRESS recommends Windows 7 or above, with 2GB of memory or above.

• The digitized data is compiled in the form of an HTML (including JavaScript) data file.  ASIAPRESS has added a copy protection to the DVD.

• Public use is allowed in class rooms, academic meetings, open-shelf and lending in a library.

• All of the textbooks are written in Korean. 

• There are a few missing or repeated pages due to manufacturing mistakes and damages caused by humans. (Find more information about missing or repeated pages.)

• Unviewable DVDs can be exchanged with a new one. We will not accept returns.

• Go to sample pages→ View more
※ The material is in Korean only. There is no English version.



Related post

  1. N. Korean TV pixelates the image…
  2. <Inside N. Korea> A recent flood…
  3. The frozen border river, Arok-gang (Yalu River). The factory complex on the opposite side of Hyesan river appears not to be operating, as there is no smoke emerging from the chimney. (Photo taken from the Chinese side of the border. March.2014) ASIAPRESS Power Supply Recovery and Improv…
  4. People believe that the sanction…
  5. (REFERENCE PHOTO) Chinese residents in Pyongyang are concentrated in the Taesong District. This photo is taken at the entrance of the Ragwon Subway station in the Taesong District. (Taken by Gu Gwang-ho, Jun. 2011) ASIAPRESS Interview with a Trader from Pyo…
  6. A group of young soldiers who are going to be transferred to the rear-echelon because of malnourishment. Some skinny soldiers stagger and can hardly walk. The troop commander told them to stay behind the wall so as not to be seen by the public. (Taken by Gu Gwang-ho, July, 2011. South Pyongan Province) ASIAPRESS 〈Photo Report 5〉 Malnutrition Ra…
  7. A 23 year-old homeless woman fou…
  8. <Inside N. Korea> Expansion of t…


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

Korean   Japanese


Rimjingang_facebook Rimjingang_twitter Rimjingang_YouTube

Rimjin-gang English Edition for iPad App

New Report

  1. [Video Report] N.Korea Regulation Officer at Market
  2. <Inside North Korea> Alert for Drone! Ammunition Distributed to Shoot Down!
  3. Kim Jong-nam: Image of Nice Guy Created by Media
  4. <Inside North Korea> Interview with Two North Koreans: Shock and Horror on Assassination of Kim Jong-nam
  5. <Inside N. Korea> The Chinese-North Korean Border is under Strict Control
  6. [Video Report] North Korean Kids on the Battle of Life
  7. [Video Report] People under pressure for requisition of military provision (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