Mar 18, 2015

Chongryon to pay over ¥200 million a year to rent HQ building

The General Association of Korean Residents, a pro-Pyongyang group known as Chongryon, has agreed to pay over ¥200 million ($1.6 million) a year to rent its headquarters building in Tokyo from a real estate firm, sources said. The firm based in Yamagata Prefecture bought ...

Mar 18, 2015

North Korea Web outage was reprisal for Sony hack, U.S. lawmaker says

A December blackout of North Korea’s Internet was retaliation for that nation’s hacking of computers at Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio, a top U.S. lawmaker on cybersecurity issues said without identifying who was responsible. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the Republican chairman of the House ...

U.S. firm on drills despite N. Korean protests

Mar 15, 2015

U.S. firm on drills despite N. Korean protests

Annual war games between South Korea and the U.S. military never fail to bring a loud outcry from North Korea. U.S. military officials showing off their latest addition to the maneuvers — a new type of ship designed to deal with the exact kind ...

Mar 14, 2015

Examples of linguistic gap between South, North Korea

AP — After 70 years of separation, people in North and South Korea speak in increasingly different ways. South Koreans have incorporated many English words and phrases into their language while isolated communist North Korea has eliminated words with foreign origins and created homegrown ...