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*Korean Dream

Korean Dream is a feature in NK Vision magazine and each month profiles a defector/refugee from North Korea and his or her efforts to resettle in South Korea.

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


Kim Young Il, executive director of PSCORE (NK Vision, January 2013)
22
May
2013

PSCORE’s Kim Young Il: One-on-One Classes Improve Refugees’ English Skills and Confidence

Read in Korean Beginning in October 2006, PSCORE (People for Successful Corean Unification, 성공적인 통일을 만들어가는 사람들, 성통만사) has run a customized one-on-one educational support program for North Korean refugees now residing in South Korea. Many of them had their … Continue reading


Choi Young Hee, professional matchmaker, in her office
04
Feb
2013

Choi Young Hee, Professional Matchmaker: Marriage the Shortcut to Successful Settlement in the South

The following article appeared on pages 58-61 in the April 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Nova Mercier. Read in Korean “The shortcut to successful settlement in the South is marriage.” This is the belief of … Continue reading


Kim-Jong-Il-A-Novel-by-Lim-Il
07
Feb
2012

Lim Il: North Korean Defector Writes of His Home Country and Settling in South Korea

Read in Korean “Of course South Korean people don’t read the reports that catalogue the horrendous human rights abuses in the North. Only through personal anecdotes, making the reader smile and feel touched, can we inform. Anyone can just read … Continue reading


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