NORTH KOREA: Now Broadcasting Live

North Korea’s young new leader, Kim Jong-un, has embarked on yet another (relatively) shocking endeavor. The micro-managed state-controlled television company has initiated the occasional live broadcast. Under the late Kim Jong-il, such communication was nonexistent due to a high risk of technical difficulties and “mishaps.” Since his death four months…

Full Article NORTH KOREA: Now Broadcasting Live

SOUTH KOREA: Newspaper Retaliates After Being Denied Access to Press Meeting

The Korea Times, a major daily newspaper in South Korea, has been publishing less than favorable articles regarding Admiral Samuel Locklear, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. After being denied access to Locklear’s April 17th press meeting, the paper has released several “sensationalized” articles, such as “USFK Commander Too Media…

Full Article SOUTH KOREA: Newspaper Retaliates After Being Denied Access to Press Meeting

NORTH KOREA: Despite International Push to Cancel Launch, North Korea Presses On

North Korea has reaffirmed its plans to continue with an announced rocket launch to put a satellite into orbit, despite facing widespread opposition from the international community.  The launch is widely speculated to be a cover for testing missile technology and therefore a violation of a UN Security Council Resolution.…

Full Article NORTH KOREA: Despite International Push to Cancel Launch, North Korea Presses On

NORTH KOREA: Japanese Journalist Gets Inside Look— Military More Independent than Expected

In a meeting with South Korean reporters, Japanese journalist, Yoji Gomi, a staff writer for Japan daily newspaper Tokyo Shimbun, claims that the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il, did not have full control of his military. He further speculates that the military is probably behind the recent rocket launch plans…

Full Article NORTH KOREA: Japanese Journalist Gets Inside Look— Military More Independent than Expected