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North Korea This Year: Where to Go?

  AsiaWatchNetwork  KOBORI Sinnosuke    2019-02-23 23:31:24

North Korea greeted the New Year’s Day with a show of the Moranbong Band. On the eve of the New Year, Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, found himself among foreign diplomats accredited to North Korea and enjoyed a show of the Moranbong Band with people on the New Year’s Day. That kind of new year celebration had never been seen in North Korea.

 The Moranbong Band made its first appearance in July last year, drawing attention from North Korean people as well as the world public. Its first performance changed the hitherto image of North Korea. There were some people imagining North Korea turning to free world.

The New Year performance of the band began with the song “We are the happiest in the world” and included foreign songs such as the Soviet “War for Justice” and the Chinese “We sing our motherland.” The audience acclaimed the performance. Does the show not hint where North Korea will go this year?



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