Pyongyang marks the 4th of July with the 49th anniversary of the ‘July 4th North–South Korea Joint Statement’. It was an agreement signed by Northern and Southern Koreas for the first time since the Korean Peninsular division and represented the initial steps towards Korean reunification.
It’s been three years since the DPRK-USA Summit of 2018. It was a brief moment when the entire world focused its attention towards the tiny island nation of Singapore. Today, a brass plate memorialised this historic event and marks the exact spot where Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump first met and […]
Kim Il Sung’s birthday was designated an official holiday in 1967. However this date was later named “Day of the Sun” on the 3rd anniversary of his death in 1997. The “Sun” refers to President Kim Il Sung as the eternal “Sun of Korea”.
The North Korean Military is known as the KPA (Korean People’s Army 조선인민군) and was founded 73 years ago today on 8th February, 1948. It originated from the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, which was was established on 25 April 1932 by Kim Il Sung.
North Korea publishes English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian news very regularly. These publications are carefully written to convey only approved state messages. These publications are unlike international newspapers that are written with the individual journalist’s personal thoughts and emotional influences. North Korean publications therefore provide a direct link to the country’s strategic and tactical plans.
Clever Raccoon Dog is the most popular children’s cartoon in North Korea and you can find character statues in parks and playgrounds across the country.
A military parade was held at the Kim Il Sung Square on the evening of January 14th, 2021 to commemorate the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea. During the parade, Pyongyang unveiled it’s latest weapon, a submarine-launched ballistic missile. 2021년 1월 14일 저녁, 조선로동당 제8차대회 기념 열병식이 김일성광장에서 열렸다. 이 열병식에서 평양은 최신 무기인 잠수함발사 탄도미사일(수중전략탄도탄)을 공개했다.
I have seen several of North Korea’s market grounds, known as “Jangmadang”. Foreigners rarely ever get to see them and those who are allowed to visit are forbidden from bringing any cameras or mobile phones. 내가 “장마당”이라 불리는 북조선의 시장터를 가본 곳이 대여섯 군데나 된다. 외국인들에게는 거의 공개가 되지 않을 뿐 아니라, 혹여 방문하게 되더라도 카메라나 휴대폰을 지참할 수가 없다. 여기의 장마당을 담은 사진들은 먼 거리에서 촬영한 것들이다.
I recently posted some North Korean photos on Facebook which I received through unofficial channels. Meaning these photos are not part of the official state media like the KCNA. I’m excited to be seeing stuff that isn’t already published on the internet. Especially since foreigners cannot currently visit due to COVID-19. 저는 최근 비공식경로를 통해서 받은 북조선의 사진을 페이스북에 올렸습니다. 말하자면 KCNA와 같은 국가공식매체로부터 받은 사진이 아니었습니다. 아직까지 인터넷을 통해 공개되지 않은 사진을 본다는 것은 매우 흥분되는 일이었습니다. 특별히 지금처럼 코로나바이러스로 인해 외국인들이 북조선을 방문할 수 없는 경우에는 더욱 그렇습니다.
Pyongyang used digital projection mapping technology that allows several projectors to cast gigantic, seamless videos across extremely large surfaces like a building.