The University of Iowa

Authored by David McNeill

8/9/2010

In Japan, a North Korean Campus Keeps National Identity Alive

North Korea’s red, white, and blue flag flutters on the campus, signs are written in Hangul, and female students stroll through the corridors wearing the traditional jeogori costume. Professors lecture beneath iconic portraits of the father-and-son hereditary dictatorship that has run the reclusive Stalinist state since 1948.