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News North Korea Culture: North Korea is Holding a Secretive Cryptocurrency Conference, and Experts Warn it's a Very Bad Idea to Attend

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
North Korea is Holding a Secretive Cryptocurrency Conference, and Experts Warn it's a Very Bad Idea to Attend
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-dprk-cryptocurrency-blockchain-conference-2020-sanctions-warning-1482248

"The DPRK can be considered the safest country in the world. As long as you have a basic common-sense and respect for the culture," the conference website claims. The U.N. disagrees.

News North Korea Culture: The Terrifying End of One North Korean Submarine Crew

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
The Terrifying End of One North Korean Submarine Crew
News source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/terrifying-end-one-north-korean-submarine-crew-116141

Four elite North Korean Special Forces also lay dead, each shot in the head. North Korean military culture stresses that its soldiers should kill themselves rather than accept capture. It seemed ...

News North Korea Culture: Why is North Korea clamping down on ethnic Chinese over Lunar New Year?

Published on: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Why is North Korea clamping down on ethnic Chinese over Lunar New Year?
News source: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/lifestyle-culture/article/3047226/why-north-korea-clamping-down-ethnic-chinese-over-lunar

is an especially important time of year. Over the annual holiday period, many members of the small minority travel back to China to visit family and to purchase goods that they can resell in North ...

News North Korea Culture: North Korean YouTubers in South share experiences of life in homeland under Kim Jong-un’s rule

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
North Korean YouTubers in South share experiences of life in homeland under Kim Jong-un’s rule
News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3030561/north-korean-youtubers-south-share-experiences-life-homeland

“I want to let the people know about North Korean culture and show more about how I am living in South Korea.” How North Koreans took World Memory Championships by storm The YouTubers, however, also ...

News North Korea Culture: North Korean orphans feel at home in Europe

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
North Korean orphans feel at home in Europe
News source: http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2019/09/703_275487.html

In May 1957, the North Korean embassy in Warsaw received an urgent telegram from the Polish spy agency. It read two North Korean children had been caught at a Polish-Austrian border security checkpoint after their failed attempt to enter Austria. The two children were handed over to the North Korean agents and then sent back to the North.

News North Korea Culture: North Korea has a new weapon in its charm offensive: reality TV

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
North Korea has a new weapon in its charm offensive: reality TV
News source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-12/north-korea-opens-doors-to-amazing-race-reality-tv/11502616

The episode's focus on North Korea's pre-communist culture and history — essentially treating it as just another east Asian country, rather than a pariah — was remarkable. Moreover, it highlighted ...

News North Korea Culture: Captured by North Korea: former abductee puts faith in Trump’s nuclear talks

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Captured by North Korea: former abductee puts faith in Trump’s nuclear talks
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/12/captured-by-north-korea-former-abductee-puts-faith-in-trumps-nuclear-talks

After his arrival in North Korea, Hasuike, an associate professor of Korean language and culture at Niigata Sangyo University, was initially trained to become an agent, undergoing daily instruction in ...

News North Korea Culture: Japan refuse to ban colonial rising sun flag at Olympics as spat with Korea deepens

Published on: Wednesday 04 September 2019
Japan refuse to ban colonial rising sun flag at Olympics as spat with Korea deepens
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/05/japan-refuse-ban-colonial-rising-sun-flag-olympics-spat-korea/

South Korea has condemned Japan’s refusal to ban images of the former imperial flag of the rising sun from the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer, as relations between Seoul and Tokyo continue to sour.

News North Korea Culture: South Korea and Japan: A Mutual Loathing the U.S. Can’t Fix

Published on: Wednesday 04 September 2019
South Korea and Japan: A Mutual Loathing the U.S. Can’t Fix
News source: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/south-korea-and-japan-a-mutual-loathing-the-u-s-cant-fix/

during which it attempted to suppress Korean culture, even pressing Koreans to change their names and religion. The first presidents of South and North Korea, political activist Syngman Rhee and ...

News North Korea Culture: For Japan and South Korea, World War II isn't even past

Published on: Thursday 29 August 2019
For Japan and South Korea, World War II isn't even past
News source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/29/south-korea-japan-keep-world-war-ii-animosity-aliv/

Both countries are known for their futuristic cityscapes and technological innovation, but if there was ever a case in which William Faulkner's adage that "the past isn't dead; it isn't even past" holds true, it is Japan and South Korea.

News North Korea Culture: S Korea, Japan culture ministers to seek way out of worsening diplomatic ties

Published on: Wednesday 28 August 2019
S Korea, Japan culture ministers to seek way out of worsening diplomatic ties
News source: http://www.bernama.com/en/world/news.php?id=1762107

The meeting between Culture Minister Park Yang-woo and his Japanese counterpart ... a bilateral pact that allowed the two countries to share sensitive military intelligence in the face of North ...

News North Korea Culture: North Korean Films

Published on: Thursday 29 August 2019
North Korean Films
News source: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/contents_view.htm?menu_cate=northkorea&board_seq=369948

Meet high-quality contents on KBS WORLD Radio in 11 languages, including news, K-pop, and online Korean-language classes. Also available are programs featuring life, culture, tourism and history of Korea and update news on North Korea.

News North Korea Culture: The North Korean Designer Responsible for the 1967 Shelby GT500

Published on: Monday 06 May 2019
News source: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a27376687/the-north-korean-designer-responsible-for-the-1967-shelby-gt500/

He was born in 1928, north of the 38 th parallel that would come to divide Korea. The country was controlled by Japan at the time, with Korean culture brutally repressed. By the time Chun was ten, ...

News North Korea Culture: US seizes North Korean sanctions-busting coal ship

Published on: Thursday 09 May 2019
News source: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/us-seizes-north-korean-sanctions-busting-coal-ship-20190510-p51m0f.html

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, observes a military test on Thursday.Credit:KCNA/AP In building a rapport, Trump and Kim have talked about basketball, pop culture and even video games, US officials ...

News North Korea Culture: Where North and South Korea Meet: On TV

Published on: Wednesday 08 May 2019
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/magazine/korea-tv-reunification.html

It would feature history, culture, food, lifestyle ... Then, in time, people gained more knowledge about North Korea and the lives of defectors. Now the question is, ‘What happens after reunification? ...

News North Korea Culture: 'In North Korea' delves into defector's culture shock

Published on: Thursday 09 May 2019
News source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2019/05/142_268622.html

In South Korea, being fat is considered a source of concern. People are obsessed with losing weight because they are taught being overweight is related to many health problems. Being thin or slim is ...