Fish Names of Korea

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Rural North Korea

The life of a North Korean outside of the cities and towns revolves primarily around agriculture. One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the allowance of farmers to decide for themselves what they want to grow; as long as state production requirements are met…

Chongun Rock

This spectacular rock formation is known as Chongun Rock. The formation sits mostly on the Chinese side of the border so the best view of it is actually on the North Korean side.

Taedonggang Diplomatic Club

The Taedonggang Diplomatic Club was built in 1972 to host the meetings between North and South Korea. However, these activities slowed to a halt and the building was converted into a recreational facility for all foreigners, not just diplomats. Tourists, business people, diplomatic staff and even the occasional foreign students are welcomed to come and […]

Turkeys, the alternative source of meat in North Korea.

Turkeys are kept by enterprising North Korean farmers as they multiply well and provide food throughout the whole year.

Religion in North Korea

Based on the North Korean constitution, citizens are granted freedom of religious beliefs. I would think that with such a constitution in place, there would be a tangible manifestation of religious activities…

Air Koryo

Air Koryo was founded in 1955. All existing airline pilots are ex-military pilots converted to civilian service. The airline is 100% state-owned and operates primarily from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport.

New beginnings 2020-01-27

It’s the Lunar New Year holiday season and I’ve spent the past few days enjoying the company of my friends and extended family. As the holiday season draws to a close, I decided to start working on my DPRK360.com website again. I wasn’t satisfied with my old hosting provider as there were plenty of technical […]

North Korean Font – PSK BuKul Bold

I was having some fun today trying out a North Korean style font “PSK BuKul Bold”. It’s the kind used in many DPRK slogans. I’ve made the font available as a free download. It’s not for commercial purpose and should be used for study, research or non-profit. Fonts like these are actually available on the […]

Talk @ Hongik University graduating class exhibition 강의@홍익대학교 졸업전시회

I’m thankful to have been invited to speak at Hongik University’s (홍익대학교) design class graduation exhibition and share my opinions and experiences regarding North Korea.