Category Archives: News

Art Performance of Youth Celebrates V-Day

The art squad of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League gave a performance “July 27 of Eternal Victory” at the Central Youth Hall on July 24 in celebration of the 64th anniversary of victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. The numbers of performance, which began with chorus “Glory to General Kim Jong Un”, […]

Presentation of Winners in Vocal and Recital Solo Contest of Youth and Students Held

A presentation of winners in the national vocal and recital solo contest of youth and students took place at the Central Youth Hall on July 24 in celebration of the 64th anniversary of victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. The performers sang high praises of the feats of President Kim Il Sung, an invincible and iron-willed […]

KFAUSA Condemns US Travel Ban on DPRK

North Korea Travel Ban

The Korean Friendship Association USA (KFAUSA) condemns the upcoming actions of our country to ban travel for US citizens to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). We are truly saddened by this as the people of the DPRK seek peace and it is the mission of the KFAUSA to promote friendship, information and cultural […]

Disabled People Give Performance

Members of the Korean Art Association of the Disabled gave a performance “We Love Our Country” at the People’s Palace of Culture from July 16 to 21. Their colourful numbers included female solo “I Love You Socialism”, poem-reciting “I Will Live with You Only”, accordion trio “Young People, Be Loyal to Our Party”, dance “Yearning”, […]

Cooking of Ssukttok

Cooking of Ssukttok

Koreans began to cook and eat ssukttok (rice-and-wormwood cake) a long time ago. Wormwood, a perennial herb of the daisy family, contains 4.5 percent protein, 0.54 percent fat, 7.13 percent sugar, 6 percent minerals (more than 50 percent of them are potassium, and the rest are other microelements including calcium, iron and phosphorus.), plenty of vitamins A, […]

15th National Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies Opens

15th National Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies Opens

The 15th National Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies opened with due ceremony at the Sci-Tech Complex on July 18. Exhibited there are over 1 500 inventions and new technological achievements made by scientists, engineers, officials and inventors across the country. Among the exhibits, presented by ministries and national agencies, Pyongyang and provinces, are achievements […]

Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Palace of Sun

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun at 00:00 on Saturday, the 23rd anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung. Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un entered the hall where […]

Who is Kim Hyong Jik?

Kim Il-sung as a child, with his parents. The Revolutionary founders of the Korean nation. | Image: KCNA

Kim Hyong Jik was the father of Eternal President Kim Il-sung, grandfather of Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, and great-grandfather of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Hyong Jik (1894-1926), an outstanding leader of the Korean anti-Japanese national liberation movement, was born as the eldest son of Kim Po Hyon and Ri Po Ik, ardent patriots, in […]

DPRK Trade Cargo Ship Sets Sail!

The 5000-ton trade cargo ship Jaryok (self-reliance) set sail. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un set forth a task on making a 5 000-ton cargo ship and named it in person. Workers, technicians and officials of the Ryongnam Dockyard built the Jaryok on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and thus provided another material and technical foundation for developing the […]

Developers of Rocket Hwasong-12 Arrive Here

Developers of the ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 arrived here on Thursday. Streets of the capital city of Pyongyang were full of festive atmosphere to greet the scientists of national defence. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and school youth and children were waiting for the merited persons along […]

Poem: Kim Ji Ha, The Five Bandits

The pattern of south Korean development under park Chung Hee and his successor in the 1980s, Chun Doo Hwan, met strong resistance from students, laborers, farmers, religious organizations, unions and others who felt that Korea’s export-led growth (often conditioned on cheap labor) benefited the wealthy, corporations, and the state while exploiting the majority populace. One […]

Rembering the Gwanju Uprising – south Korean Massacre 1980

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Gwangju Massacre (also commonly referred to as the Gwangju Democratization Movement, Gwanju Uprising). On May 18, 1980 thousands of protesters gathered in the city of Gwangju to protest the dictatorial rule of president Chun Doo Hwan, who took power after assassinating the former Manchukuo Imperial Officer and south […]