News and Perspectives on Korean Affairs, History and Policy Issues
September 15, 2011
Playing Frisbee in North Korea
Frisbee, that quintessential American plaything, spotted in Pyongyang -- with North Koreans playing with foreigners? And amateur golf tournament in North Korea? Are these signs that North Korea is opening up more to the outside world?
South and North Korean teams marched together in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, under one flag representing one Korea -- highlighting the Korean people's desire for reunification. This did not happen in the 2008 Olympics, suggesting challenges that remain.
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Long-closed Military Demarcation Line in the DMZ that divides Korea is now open for inter-Korea traffic and exchanges, but the exchanges have slowed down since 2008.
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