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NK Vision Magazine

Below is a complete list of translations of articles from NKnet’s monthly magazine, NK Vision, which focuses on unification, diplomacy, and security on the Korean Peninsula. Every month the print version carries round-table discussions and expert analysis, book reviews, and interviews with scholars, government officials, North Korean refugees, and activists. As resources are limited, we tend to focus our translation efforts on interviews and human interest stories.

Columns and Features:
* Campus Talk
* Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower of Juche
* Interviews
* Korean Dream
* Pyongyang 25 Hours (장성무의 평양 25時)
* People Working for Unification (통일을 여는 사람들)

NK Vision’s Korean website is at http://www.nkvision.com.

Dr. Kim in his office at Kyunghee University.
02
Sep
2013

No Kiss Scenes Yet – The Significance of North Korean Literature

Read in Korean This article originally appeared on pages 30-33 of the February 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Arranged by Robert Lauler. Literature is often said to reflect the society in which it is created, and this is arguably … Continue reading


Dr. Kim Jong Hui in his office at Kyunghee University.
26
Aug
2013

South Korea’s Challenge: Protecting North Korean Refugees Abroad

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 18-21 of the July 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. Public demand is growing for the Seoul government to re-examine its policies toward North Korean refugees … Continue reading


North Korean citizens constructing living quarters in the Mansudae (만수대) district of Pyongyang (Yonhap)
10
Aug
2013

North Korea Market Report: Rollerskates, Masikryeong Speed, and Labor Mobilization Certificates

Read in Korean The latest on what’s happening on the ground in North Korea. First off, ownership of roller-skates in North Korea has become the new yardstick for delineating between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un’s new “Masikryeong … Continue reading


Anti-American student protesters hold a banner that reads, "Drive Out the Murderous Yank Bastards"
24
Jul
2013

An Anti-American Warrior Can’t Become the Yankees’ Hired Gun [I Was a Follower of Juche – #5]

Read in Korean The lengths to which members of the pro-North faction tried to avoid service in the South Korean military is the subject of the fifth installment of the series, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower … Continue reading


Moon Guk Han, North Korean Human Rights Activist, NK Vision, May 2013
19
Jul
2013

Bringing North Korean Refugees to Safety: Human Rights Activist Moon Guk Han

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 54-57 of the May 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. What I Saw in North Korea Mr. Moon Guk Han (문국한) is a businessman turned human … Continue reading


Seminar on North Korea’s Religious Policies and Religious Persecution held by NKDB, February 14, 2013. From left to right: Jang Eun Sil of NKDB, Yoon Yeo Sang of NKHRA, Moderator Seo Yoon Hwan, Father Kim Jong Nam, Pastor Kim Gyu Ho of CSR.
11
Jul
2013

Evidence of Rising Clandestine Religious Activity by North Koreans

Read in Korean The following article about religious activity and persecution in North Korea appeared on pages 36-37 of the March 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Graham Hand. “The proportion of refugees who have … Continue reading


Yu Jae Gil, activist for North Korean democracy, in NK Vision, October 2012
03
Jul
2013

The Making of Activist Yu Jae Gil: Former Juche Supporter Imprisoned in China for Work toward North Korean Democracy

Read in Korean Kim Young Hwan was not the only activist arrested in China in March 2012 and held for nearly four months. The following article about Yu Jae Gil, long-time activist for North Korean democracy, appeared on pages 46-49 … Continue reading


Student councils at public universities across the country organized a protest at Seoul National University over unfair tuition hikes. (Yonhap photo)
19
Jun
2013

The Tuition Struggle: College Takeover [I Was a Follower of Juche – #4]

Read in Korean How the pro-North faction used the issue of tuition hikes to appeal to a larger audience and gain influence with college students is the subject of the fourth installment of the series, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – … Continue reading


Students in the exercise yard at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School (만경대 혁명학원) practice marching in place under the direction of a drill sergeant. (Yonhap)
05
Jun
2013

[Pyongyang 25 Hours] North Korea’s “State of Quasi-War”: Pulling Same Old Tricks for Three Generations

Read in Korean The following opinion column is part of the series Pyongyang 25 Hours and appeared on pages 60-61 of the May 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation by NKnet volunteer Graham Hand. Jang Sung Moo was born … Continue reading


Ju Kyung Bae in the studio
29
May
2013

“North Korea Guide” Ju Kyung Bae Informs Foreign Visitors to the DMZ of the Realities of North Korea

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 46-47 of the December 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. “Foreign visitors to the DMZ find what’s really going on in North Korea to be unbelievable the first time they hear … Continue reading


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