North Korea

North Korea fires new missile over Japan, residents woken by government warning systems

Broadcasts warned residents not to touch parts of missile if found.

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Many Japanese workers told by workplaces during missile scare: “Please come to work as usual”

Some schools marked down students as “tardy” if they were late after taking shelter

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North Korea launches missiles over Japan, activating J-Alert warning system

Videos reveal the eerie scenes and sirens that residents woke up to in the northern part of the country this morning.

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Kim Jong-un’s face on one-piece romper suit available online, because that’s the world we live in

Every Great Leader deserves equally great fashion.

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New dating simulator lets players romance anime-style girls in North Korea【Video】

Stay! Stay! Democratic People’s Republic of Korea! might sound like another example of Japanese weirdness, but it’s actually foreign-developed.

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North Korea-U.S. tensions spark interest in Japanese government’s J-Alert warning system

People around Japan are spreading news of the J-Alert System and the manual that explains what to do in the event of an armed attack.

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Musician Ian McCulloch flees Japan amid US-North Korea tensions, show cancelled without warning

You know things are getting serious when the lead singer of Echo & the Bunnymen throws in the towel.

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North Korea shows military prowess by bludgeoning a wide range of ceramics【Video】

Producers of this North Korean military video were probably aiming for fear but instead delivered a two-and-a-half minute funny.

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North Korean defectors are going to prison for drugs, and it’s part of a larger problem

North Korean defectors face significant obstacles even after escaping the country.

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Selfie love shown between South and North Korean gymnasts

A South Korean and North Korean gymnast have shown the world the two nations can live peacefully side-by-side with one selfie.

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Spectacular video footage from inside North Korea by travel vlogger【Video】

This incredible new video was released by a Lithuanian-born entrepreneur documenting his mysterious 7-day trip to North Korea.

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The latest spat between the two Koreas took a really bizarre turn

The dispute between the two Korean nations took a really odd turn when North Korea accused their southern counterpart of releasing deadly snakes along the border.

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We finally know the age of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un

US officials closely monitor North Korea’s activities, so it might come as a surprise that we’ve been missing some basic information on its leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Rare photos from inside North Korea’s mysterious buildings

Kim Jong Suk Creche, Pyongyang Oliver Wainwright

For 10 days, architect, photographer, and architecture and design critic for The Guardian, Oliver Wainwright, traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea where he got tours inside buildings, with permission to photograph.

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Twitter users claim Dragon Quest theme is eerily similar to university song, North Korea’s anthem

Observations from two users on Twitter have sparked a discussion of Dragon Quest influences past and present.

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World on high alert as North Korea flexes its video FX muscle【Video】

New video shows that North Korea is possibly in possession of the Action Movie FX app, arguably the most devastating weapon simulation app known to man.

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The dirty reason China can’t always tell North Korea what to do

Global consumption of coal has declined significantly over the past year, driven by China, which makes up about half of the world’s demand for coal.

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North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test, world very skeptical

North Korea is beginning the New Year by announcing it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

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N. Korean propaganda girl group singer, rumored executed, spotted hanging around in China?

South Korea’s Yonhap News has published a photograph that appears to show North Korean singer Hyon Sung-wul—long rumored executed at dictator Kim Jong-un’s behest—alive and well in China 

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North Korea has developed nuclear-capable missiles capable of hitting the US

North Korea now has a range of ballistic missiles that are thought to be capable of hitting both the US mainland and American interests throughout the Pacific, The Heritage Foundation reports in its 2016 Index of US Military Strength.

The annual report examines the strength of the US military, and also takes into account potential rising threats to the US and its allies from across the world. According to Heritage, the threat from the nuclear-armed, anti-American authoritarian state will only get more complicated in 2016.

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