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Insights into North Korea’s Internationalization

Readers/viewers may also be interested in this related video session about the same book at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo with Jiro Ishimaru and Bradley Martin; the Wall Street Journal breaks down Rimjingang‘s mission and personnel.


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  2. . says:

    fascinating. i’d love to hear an interview from the same guy today.

    • chris says:

      http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=8049 is one. He is a very interesting man.

      Adam, thanks for disseminating a bit more of what is, after all, a $120 book. It’s a shame that the book was four years old when released, since the stuff it contains was super prescient in its original Korean. Four years is too long in North Korea…

      • Adam Cathcart says:

        Thanks Chris. On timing, the good news is that three ladies who were currency changers running lines between Kanggye and Hyesan and the Chinese border dating from late 2009 made it into the text. I didn’t realize the price was so steep; I suppose I should be grateful to have an infrastructure around me (e.g., a university with all of its various administrative embraces, most of which liberate rather than suffocate) to absorb the cost of such things!

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