Korea specialist Koen de Ceuster has collected 1200 posters from North Korea, which will become available to the public on 15 June. The posters cover almost all of the history of the communist country and are therefore very valuable for researchers studying the closed-country.
On May 22, the mid-term symposium for the Aging Japan project took place in Leiden. Several societal partners and exxperts in the field gathered to discuss the preliminary research findings and to give feedback.
On Friday May 19th, the LeidenAsiaCentre project team ‘Slaves to the System’ and the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) co-hosted a seminar entitled “New perspectives on the export of North Korean labour: modern slavery, human trafficking and accountability”. Over 70 people attended the lectures and discussions related to North Korean forced labour abroad.