Society

Articles devoted to examining all aspects of North Korean society, particularly the daily lives of the country’s ordinary citizens.

Wednesday 8th March, 2017
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North Korea is one of the few countries in the world where International Women’s Day is a national holiday – well, sort of....

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Wednesday 5th August, 2015
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Are tattoos permitted in North Korea? Yes, but with conditions....

Tuesday 28th July, 2015
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How are North Koreans billed for their electricity?...

Tuesday 21st July, 2015
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Smugglers have begun operating at large at new points along the China-North Korea border....

Monday 13th July, 2015
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North Korean women are finding increasingly bold ways to avoid inspection from authorities, the "fashion police", while flaunting imported garments in public places....

Thursday 9th July, 2015
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Ex-soldiers and train control staff top the list....

Monday 6th July, 2015
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If you're thinking about doing business in North Korea, you may want to reconsider this item....

Friday 3rd July, 2015
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It's getting harder for North Koreans to escape through the border into China, as smugglers, brokers and North Korean authorities join hands....

Thursday 2nd July, 2015
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According to Kim Jeong-Hyun, “There is a detention facility (kyohwaso) a little way away from the centre of Sariwon that only holds cadres.”...

Tuesday 30th June, 2015
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Disease outbreak in North Korea is seen as opportunity, not crisis....

Monday 29th June, 2015
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There are two types of cell phone in North Korea: registered and unregistered....