Hyung-jin Kim

For Hyung-jin Kim's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Defectors play big role in North Korea rumor mill

/ Nov 16, 2014

Defectors play big role in North Korea rumor mill

Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to have begun a currency revaluation that has turned disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown in his aides' faces South Korean leaflets containing rumors ...

Bear farms dying in South Korea

Feb 9, 2014

Bear farms dying in South Korea

Several bears lie on top of each other, as still as teddy bears, as they gaze out past rusty iron bars. Others pace restlessly. The ground below their metal cages is littered with feces, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, dog food and fruit. They have been ...