IMMEDIATE RELEASE ------ 2010/October
First English Edition of Rimjin-gang News from Inside North
Korea ASIAPRESS International would like to announce the
publication of the first English edition of Rimjin-gang
News from inside North Korea.
Rimjin-gang started in Japan and South Korea in 2007 as
a periodical featuring reports taken secretly by journalists
inside North Korea. In the new English edition, we have
translated the most important reports and present them as
a book compilation.
Rimjin-gang is unique in that it is based solely on the
reports and analysis made by North Korean journalists themselves.
All of the articles are based on evidence gathered from
photos, film, and audio recordings. This journalism, featuring
the true, unadulterated face of North Korea, differs completely
from the superficial reporting by foreign government officials
and media permitted only in special places like Pyongyang.
Our reports capture the North Korean peoplefs reactions
to crucial events, from the 2006 nuclear test to the 2009
currency reform. They include detailed descriptions of the
informal market that has come to support the lives of the
common people, as well as an analysis of its social significance.
The compilation contains all aspects of modern North Korean
society, from politics and economics to fashion and daily
The hardcover English edition of Rimjin-gang is almost 500
pages long and contains over 200 exclusive photos. It should
serve as an indispensable resource for North Korean analysts,
researchers, and policy makers.
Rimjin-gang is the product of courageous journalists willing
to risk their lives inside North Korea. That means that
the growth of our publication leads directly to the growth
of North Korean journalism. We ask that you please help
support this historic effort of the North Korea people by
purchasing a copy of our publication.
Recent articles on Rimjing-gang can be found at the Wall
Street Journal, The Nation, the Japan Times and the Economist.
The price is 9,000 yen plus 1,000 yen shipping to the United
States ($100 USD at current exchange rates). Additional
shipping fees will be waived for additional book purchases.
All major credit cards and PayPal - Amazon are accepted.