“What’s your marriage score? Find out for free!” Hyung Jik (pseudonym) is a 38-year-old defector from North Korea. On his smartphone one day, he de..
Although over 30,000 refugees from North Korea have now arrived in the South, it remains rare to see groups of people from the North and South come together in one place. D..
“North Korean defectors? I’ve never met one personally nor have I really thought much about them. Because we’re one people living in the same land, I do think that they’re..
A market in Mangwon, Seoul, South Korea. In mid-late November, kimchi-making season, a resident of Seoul sets out to purchase cabbage, radish, and various kimchi ingr..
On November 19, a fourth candlelight rally was held at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, urging President Park Geun Hye to resign. Image: Yonhap News Agency"Watchin..
Han Oak Jeong [pictured left], a North Korean singer with an art propaganda squad, defected in 2006 to South Korea where she continues to perform. Ms. Han recently sat dow..
South Korea’s Kim Young Ran Act (Improper Solicitation and
Graft Act) took effect on September 28. Although there are concerns regarding
an expected contraction in domestic..
Daily NK [DNK]: Please introduce yourself.
Ms. Kim [Kim]: My name is Kim Jin Hyun (pictured left), and I am the owner of Chongjin Rice
Cake Workshop in Seoul. I..
“No more, no less just be like Hangawi (Chuseok).” Korea’s
mid-autumn thanksgiving holiday for the year’s harvest is in full swing. Back
in the North, this author rememb..
North Korean defectors undergoing resettlement education in the South will put some of their newly acquired skills to the test by extending assistance to people in need withi..