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Summer Post on Camps Now that the sun is out, it seems like nice weather to have a wedding in Pyongyang’s newly re-opened…continue reading

Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea

On June 25, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings and the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research…continue reading

Challenging Denial A month after camera company Nikon Corp. cancelled a photo exhibit on wartime Korean “comfort women,” a judge has…continue reading

War Re-enactments, 62 Years Later

North Korea is very angry at America and South Korea, because they pretty much bombed the crap out of the…continue reading

Reconsidering HwangGeumPhyong

Remember that island in between the PRC-DPRK border, that North Korea was willing to lend to China for 50 years…continue reading

Labor Remittance

In previous posts, I’d mentioned about North Korean workers in Russia: (full video here: TOKYO, June 24…continue reading

-1 For Hong Kong When one conjures up the dark, shadowy world of interrogation and torture associated with “extraordinary rendition”, the neon glow…continue reading

Inter-Asian Legitimacy in a Nutshell

Through the context of the Korean peninsula: AL (Andrei Lankov): Because North Korea is part of a divided country.…continue reading

肉靈芝 TV station female reporter mistakes men’s masturbation toy as lingzhi mushroom On June 17th, Xi’an TV’s “Xi’an Up Close”…continue reading

Chinese Traders in North Korea Chinese traders are operating with the permission of the North Korean authorities in the public market in Namyang, part…continue reading