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Sushi in Pyongyang: Japanese chef opens rare restaurant

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Sushi in Pyongyang? At a restaurant run by a Japanese sushi chef famous for working for North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il?

Sushi in Pyongyang: Japanese chef opens rare restaurant

A Japanese chef famous for working for North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il has returned to Pyongyang to open a sushi restaurant. According to Canadian consultant Michael Spavor, who … Click to Continue »

North Korea marks birth of late leader Kim Jong Il

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The official Korean Central News Agency said the day was also marked in Russia and Sweden.        

North Korea leader's half-brother and rival is dead in a suspected assassination

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and South Korean television reported that he was assassinated. Once considered the successor to his father, Kim Jong Il, the 45-year-old Kim Jong Nam had been living incognito in exile in Macau,...

Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated

Kim Jong Un's half-brother has died in Malaysia in what South Korean government officials claim was an assassination. Police official Fadzil Ahmat tells Reuters that Kim Jong Nam—the son of Kim Jong Il and actress Song Hye Rim—became dizzy and "felt like someone grabbed or held his face...

That squeaky voice on tape is Kim Jong Il's, and it reveals much about his North Korean regime

The voice on the tape recording is squeaky and excitable, the speaker using such a strong dialect that it is difficult even for native Korean speakers to understand. What comes across is that the man speaking in a rapid clip is anxious about his own shortcomings, and his country’s. The speaker,...

Why South Korea Needs THAAD (And Shouldn't Fear China)

Bruce Klingner Security, Asia During Kim Jong Un’s four-year reign, Pyongyang has conducted more than twice as many missile tests as his father Kim Jong Il did in 18 years in office. During Wednesday’s bilateral ministerial meeting,Show More Summary

‘The Lovers and the Despot’ Film Review: The Curious Case of Kim Jong Il’s Stolen Filmmakers

6 months agoNews : Truthdig

Not even North Korea’s late supreme leader was immune to Hollywood’s charms. (Pictured, Choi Eun Hee, left, and Shin Sang Ok.)

Kim Jong il Memorial Plaque Unveiled in Russia

After dedicating a bridge to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s father in June, St Petersburg has now unveiled a memorial plaque to North Korean leader Kim Jong un’s father, local news site Fontanka reports. Kim Jong il, who ruled North Korea until his death in 2011, presided over an initial attempt to mend ties with Russia. Show More Summary

The Royal House of Kim

Anna Fifield of the Washington Post found Kim Jong Un’s aunt and uncle and profiled them at length. Ko Yong Suk was the sister of Ko Yong Hui, who was one of Kim Jong Il’s wives and the mother of Kim Jong Un, the third-generation leader of North Korea. Show More Summary

The North Korean Workers' Party Congress

The seventh Workers' Party of North Korea congress has just ended, the first since 1980 when the nations' first leader, Kim Il Sung, announced that his son, Kim Jong Il, would succeed him, which he did in 1994. This congress was convened by his son, the 33-year old Kim Jong Un, who has used it to consolidate his power. Show More Summary

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “Arrogant and Impulsive”

This worries the U.S., South Korea and Japan since Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, was not as impulsive as his son is. Photo by Prachatai

I Miss My Dad

12 months agoHumor : Funny or Die

I Miss My Dad My dad, Kim Jong-Il, creator of rainbows, was glorious man. Submitted by: Kim Jong-Un Regular Keywords: kim jong un kim jong il north korea Views: 33

Hallowed leader's name apparently behind U.S. student's jailing in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by North Korea's supreme court was convicted for trying to steal a banner invoking former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, state media footage of the trial indicates.

Sacha Baron Cohen Hid in a Toilet to Evade Oscar Bosses

Back in 2012, Sacha Baron Cohen showed up to the Oscars as his Dictator character and dumped an urn —which he claimed contained the ashes of Kim Jong Il—all over Ryan Seacrest. Not only did Seacrest refuse to interview Baron Cohen on the red carpet this year as a...

Week in Pictures

From the Pope in Mexcio to birthday celebrations for the late Kim Jong Il, here is this week's news in pictures

'Kimjongilia' display celebrates late N Korea leader

North Korea opens lavish exhibition to celebrate the 74th anniversary of late leader's Kim Jong Il's birth.

North Korean defector trained in propaganda art now uses it to mock rulers

Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names...

Kim Jong Un: Radical or Reformer?

Watching from afar, the dramatic political theater playing out in Pyongyang around Kim Jong Il's funeral reminded my own experiences inside the hermit kingdom. It took me nine years to secure a visa into North Korea. We were finally let in with the extraordinary cultural ambassadors: the musicians of the new York Philharmonic Orchestra in [...]

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