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Inside N. Korea’s Film School

With all the unrest that’s been happening in the Middle East, more people are starting to pay attention to Al Jazeera. The news organization has had by far the most thorough and straight-forward reporting without all the Twitter and Facebook … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-il Looking at Things

As you may already know, Kim Jong-il of North Korea goes by many names. His citizens treat him like a god. As a result, many facets of DPRK industry looks to its Great Leader for on-the-spot guidance. This is when … Continue reading

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North Korea: “The Cleanest Race”

“What can you hear about North Korea that you haven’t heard a 1000 times before? Only the most important thing; which is, how do North Koreans think and how do they see themselves in the world around them?” So my … Continue reading

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Yeonpyeong Shelling News Links

As you’ve already heard, some big stuff happened over the last week in regards to North and South Korea. I don’t plan on giving a long, boring opinion on the matter because I’m just going to say things that people … Continue reading

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DMZ Tour, Part 3: Joint Security Area

A few ago weeks my parents came to Korea (before we went to Shanghai). I took them on a tour of the DMZ very similar to the one I went on with my school. About two-thirds of the DMZ tour … Continue reading

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Incheon Landing Anniversary

Today is the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Incheon.  It’s also a special day for a few other reasons. One, my grandfather, a US Marine, came to the peninsula to fight with the UN forces for an entire year … Continue reading

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Military Drills Next To My Apartment

Military service is required for all males in Korea. Men must complete two years of service (it includes a wide-range of possible jobs) before the age of 30. So, as a result, there are a plethora of bases and uniformed … Continue reading

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