* Date : 2018-04-19
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been at the center of the world's attention with a dramatic departure from his previous stance. Until recently, very little had been known about this isolated leader, but now he is looking to present himself as a confident international statesman willing to bargain. Consequently, now there are people claiming that the young leader has to be reassessed for his abilities. Learn about the young leader and his regime.
After a year of threats and rhetoric, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have agreed to meet face-to-face. This landmark summit is an opportunity that will be difficult to seize and easy to squander. Will it be a success? Also, will there be a breakthrough? Take a look at the past and present of US-North Korea relations and possible agendas for the summit.
On March 26th, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was in Beijing on an unannounced trip, in what would be his first foreign state visit since taking power in 2011. This prompted Tokyo to respond to avoid being left out of critical decisions, the so-called "Japan passing." What drove the two heads of state to meet all of a sudden? Learn more about how the recent North Korea-China Summit may affect the two Koreas and Japan throughout this turbulent period with Professor Woo Soo-geun and Professor Hosaka Yuji.
An estimated 1.23 million North Koreans fled to the South during the Korean War. With memories of the hometowns in their hearts, they rebuilt their lives here in the South at Abai Village, the only settlement of North Korean emigrants in the South. After some 70 years, the village is now known nationwide for offering an authentic taste of North Korea with many signature delicacies like abai sundae (blood sausage) and gajami sikhae (spicy fermented sole). From a village of yearning and pain, it is now becoming a symbol of the desire for reunification. Visit the town and learn more about life in this enclave.