Sunday 7th April, 2013
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In relation to North Korea's advice to foreign embassies to withdraw their personnel, Blue House National Security Chief Kim Jang-soo stated today that there was a possibility of a North Korean mis ...

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Saturday 6th April, 2013
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There is a Korean idiom that goes “I follow my friend to Gangnam”. Gangnam – of ‘Gangnam Style’ fame – literally means “south of the river”. Specificall...

Friday 5th April, 2013
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The North Korean state has been ratcheting up its war threats for consumption by the external audience, but there is no special need to maintain a focus on war with regards to its domestic audience (s...

Thursday 4th April, 2013
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  The footage above was taken using a handheld camera by a ‘superhuman’ visitor to North Korea. Everywhere, this visitor’s superhuman powers are on display. The way to become a superhuman i...

Wednesday 3rd April, 2013
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While North Korea’s theme parks may be brightly lit, its people live in pitch darkness Smart TVs, coffee makers, irons, game consoles, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners: these products are some of ...

Tuesday 2nd April, 2013
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North Korean lies Although North Koreans do not observe April Fools’ day, they ply each other with untruths throughout the year – and we’re not talking about the North Korean leaders...

Sunday 31st March, 2013
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A little-known secret about the Kims, North Korea’s ruling family, has been disclosed to New Focus by one of our trusted correspondents deep within the regime. We are as wary of numerology as you ma...

Sunday 31st March, 2013
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‘South Korean’ at home, ‘North Korean’ outside the home Many North Korean families keep a secret item at home, whose discovery may lead to harsh punishment. Away from prying ey...

Saturday 30th March, 2013
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In response to the recent US-ROK joint military drills and the latest UN sanctions that followed North Korea’s nuclear test, DPRK state news agency KCNA released a statement this morning, declar...

Friday 29th March, 2013
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Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman and some of the Harlem Globetrotters visited North Korea between February 26th and March 1st. One of the Americans who was on the trip with Rodman approached us about another...