View Full Version : N. Korea Propaganda

9th January 2003, 07:38
Does anybody else in Japan cringe when they see all the coverage on Japanese TV about NK daily life? I mean, they pick apart daily TV shows with such a closed mind that it makes me sick!

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but...

I was watching one where these reporters went over and try to buy some buns at a streetside stall. They people wouldn't accept yen and the reporters where like "Oh my kami-san! These people don't even know what YEN are! What a poor sheltered existence!"

Then they watched a NKorean news broadcast where the commentator started talking about the position of the planets and stars and how that effects your health. The J-media took this to a "Japanese Expert" who laughed and said "There is no such thing!" ... A few minutes later they presented the daily horoscope...

Yes, I am sure there are many things about NK TV that are iffy... but it just seems to me that the J-media is focussing on the wrojng stuff.

Where's Robert Fisk when you need him?