National / Politics Jan 6, 2016

Kim's executed uncle twice visited Japan under false identity

KYODO Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's once-powerful uncle who was executed in 2013, visited Japan in 1983 and 1991 under false identities, public security authorities of Japan and South Korea said Tuesday. The authorities believe Jang, who served as Kim's guardian and ...

North propagandists don't mince words

Asia Pacific Dec 14, 2013

North propagandists don't mince words

The scribes at North Korea's official news agency have long elevated hyperbole into an art form, but even by their high standards, last week's pronouncement was something special. Here is a typical sentence from the Korean Central News Agency's release announcing the execution of Jang ...