By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.
By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press ROME, Italy (AP) — North Korea increased its staple foods production for the second year in a row but its citizens are still suffering from a serious lack of key proteins and fats in their diets, a U.N. report said Monday, Nov. 12.
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s new leader addressed his nation and the world for the first time Sunday, vowing to place top priority on his impoverished country’s military, which promptly unveiled a new long-range missile.
To the Editor: Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia’s commentary (Jan. 7, 2012) regarding stereotypes harbored by South Koreans toward North Korean refugees among them, and the way that these stereotypes harm hope for reunification enlists the reader in the call for an idealizing and accommodating vision about North Korea that doesn’t seem at all realistic about […]
Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia By Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia For Northwest Asian Weekly Compared to about a decade ago, when there was widespread opposition to reunification, a growing number of Koreans now seem to be settling for it. With increasing public discourse on the issue, including the current jostling over a mandatory reunification tax, the […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the early 1990s, when North Korea opened its borders a tiny bit to Americans, Seong Suk Kim, also known as Joan, sought the opportunity to visit her siblings — two brothers — and their children, Kim’s nieces and nephews, whom she had never met. During the Korean War, […]
By JEAN H. LEE The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong Un went from being North Korea’s “Respected General” to “Great Successor” — a heady and uncertain promotion for a young man virtually unknown even to the North Korean people just a year ago. Word […]
By Jean H. Lee Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There are no hot dogs, peanuts, or plastic cups of beer for sale when the North Korean soccer team takes the pitch. There are no noisemakers, and no one does the wave.
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SUNAN, North Korea (AP) — It’s an unlikely sight: hundreds of ostriches, a bird native to sunny Africa, squatting and squabbling in the morning chill on a sprawling farm in North Korea. Even stranger: In winter, some wear quilted vests.
A Korean American West Point graduate, Dan Choi became the face of the movement against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).