Endure the waiting Period

Have you noticed that reading the newspaper has become more monotonous lately? Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to only rarely find articles about North Korea … and when I do, the article has much in common with reading tea leaves in that there are merely interpretations of statements or events. The reason for... Continue Reading →

Editorial

No tourist trips, no trips for experts, no training trips for doctors … the list is long. It is painful to experience the Corona-related restrictions in our work. Small but nice This describes our involvement in North Korea: In the last couple of months, your donations have made it possible for us to purchase and... Continue Reading →

Losing fear

Over 20 years ago, my wife and I first travelled to North Korea. We stayed in a small remote village, experienced the hospitality of the Koreans and lost our hearts to them: We were in bed with a stomach flu in a plain guest house. When the village chief heard about this, he paid us... Continue Reading →

Planting Korean Nut Trees

At the end of April, I travelled to Asia with a group of people that were interested in and curious about North Korea. Our experience was one of hospitality, warmth, a thirst for knowledge and even exuberant joy. Even I was surprised by the openness with which we were received. We spent two days investing... Continue Reading →

Amazing!

It’s unbelievable! I am still amazed at what has been happening in East Asia in the past months. Besides the joy and hope I feel, I wonder how long the tension will be eased and how long it will  take until …? And still: As I have some knowledge of both Koreas, a unification at... Continue Reading →

If the Present outdates the Past

”By the time you read these words, it is possible that the situation in North Korea has totally changed and my words are no longer relevant” – these are my thoughts as I start writing our North Korea newsletter. It takes several days to get from the actual writing to the mailing, as the letter... Continue Reading →

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