North Korean Defector Who Became A Celebrity In South Korea Returns To North Korea

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North Korean defector who became a celebrity in South Korea returns to North Korea
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North Korean defector who became a celebrity in South Korea returns to North Korea

According to an exclusive by Joongang Ilbo, on July 16, a former defector of North Korea appeared on a North Korean propaganda media called 'Our Nation'. This individual used to go by the name of Im Ji Hyun back in South Korea and was a celebrity, starring on a show called 'South and North Korean Women' (clip below). On the North Korean propaganda show, she is now referred to as Jeon Hye Sung. When she used to go by Im Ji Hyun back in South Korea, she introduced herself as someone who used to be in the People's Forces Command in North Korea. But also spoke about the things she and many had to do while in North Korea.

North Korean soldier crosses border and surrenders after hearing about life in South Korea
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North Korean soldier crosses border and surrenders after hearing about life in South Korea

A North Korean soldier crossed over to South Korea after hearing about the life beyond the border.

On June 13, a North Korean soldier in his early 20s was caught crossing the MDL orMilitary Demarcation Line in Yeoncheon. The soldier, who is 175cm (5'7") in height and 52kg (114lbs) in weight, was identified to be a North Korean border patrol.

The soldier immediately raised his hands in the air and expressed his wish to surrender when spotted by the South Korean soldiers. He explained his strong wish to cross over to South Korea, and later further explained that his desires to do so grew stronger after listening to the stories by North Korean defectors aired through the South Korean loudspeaker broadcast aimed at the North.

[★BREAKING] South Korea fires warning shots at unidentified object from North Korea
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[★BREAKING] South Korea fires warning shots at unidentified object from North Korea

South Korean troops fired at an unidentified object coming from North Korea, across the DMZ.

Image Source: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sheila deVera

The object was detected at around 4 PM, coming in from North Korea and across the DMZ border where Korean soldiers are positioned.

Image Source: Business Insider

The South Korean military fired more than 90 K-3 machine gun rounds at the object.

The object has yet to be identified, but sources reveal it may have been a drone.

Arcades in North Korea Arent Quite What Youd Expect
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Arcades in North Korea Arent Quite What Youd Expect

When most people think of North Korea, they think of a dismal land where the people have little to no rights and even less fun—enter the North Korean arcade.

In 2008, photos of a North Korean arcade surfaced on the internet and the unadorned space shocked the public. Many of the arcade cabinets were still made of wood and rusting equipment, and the old arcade machines naturally didnt draw in huge crowds.

Gamers sat on plastic chairs while playing the games.The arcade games were from an entirely different era. 

The Ultimate Guide of Figuring Out the Top Female Celebrity of the Time in South Korea (Ft. Soju)
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The Ultimate Guide of Figuring Out the Top Female Celebrity of the Time in South Korea (Ft. Soju)

In Korea, it's apparent that you have joined the Korea's top female celebrity list by looking at which advertisement you are chosen to represent. If you got the famous refrigerator brand, makeup brand, and shampoo brand, you are pretty much at the top. Now, there's an advertisement that beats all three of those. It's the Soju advertisement!

You know those clear liquid that comes in green glass bottles? The one your favorite K-drama heroin gets so drunk on after sipping couple of those shot glasses? YES, that's South Korea's most loved drink of all time, Soju. Since Soju is such a beloved substance in South Korea, it's natural that only the top of the top female celebrities gets chosen to be a model for all the Soju brands.