Foreign Languages Publishing House (North Korea)

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Foreign Languages Publishing House
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Korean name
Revised Romanization Oegungmun-chulpansa
McCune–Reischauer Oegungmun-ch'ulp'ansa

The Foreign Languages Publishing House (FLPH) is the central North Korean publishing bureau of foreign-language documents, located in the Potonggang-guyok of Pyongyang, North Korea. [1] It employs a small group of foreigners to revise translations of North Korean texts so as to make those texts suitable for foreign-language publication.


The publishing house is under the control of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party of Korea, which also makes decisions concerning its staff. [2]

Foreign Languages Publishing House maintains the Naenara and Publications of the DPRK web portals, [3] [4] and publishes the periodicals Korea  [ ko ], Korea Today , Foreign Trade of the DPRK , and the newspaper Pyongyang Times . [2]

Foreign Languages Publishing House has a sports team in the Paektusan Prize civil servants games. [5]

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  1. "Government Offices, North Korea Uncovered" . Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. 1 2 "KWP Propaganda and Agitation Department" (PDF). North Korea Leadership Watch. November 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. "Naenara". Foreign Languages Publishing House. 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. "Publications of the DPRK". Foreign Languages Publishing House. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. Ri Sung-ik (9 February 2017). "Paektusan Prize civil servants games continue". The Pyongyang Times. Retrieved 16 May 2017.