For people who grew up around the base, it was where they learned about American music, culture and food.But it's also leaving behind environmental problems.That brings the total number of North Koreans who have defected by taking dangerous routes either directly across the border or by sea to 15 so far this year, including two other soldiers.
Technology has also made it easier for buyers of sex and teens who sell it, including a proliferation of sex-trade apps downloaded on to smart phones, the group’s counsellor Shim A-ra says.
At least a dozen prostitution websites operate online, she adds."No one ever told me it was wrong to prostitute myself, including my schoolteachers,” Yu-ja says. Girls should be taught that from an early age in class here in South Korea, but they aren't."Yu-ja says the last time she ran away she was 17 and had been kidnapped by her father to his residence from her mother's home.
He said that although the secretive state's intentions are unclear, the images suggest that North Korea is now capable of deploying missiles larger than a KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile which was tested in August.
Referring to activity on the site over the last four months, Bermudez wrote: 'If a shipbuilding program has begun, one possibility is that North Korea has commenced construction of a new submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
Some people call haeynyos Korea's matriarchs, but I think they're more like Korea's first working mothers.
They dive without oxygen tanks, plunging up to 60 feet in the water, holding their breath for up to two minutes at a time.
He refused to pay her for her services after accusing her of stealing his wallet and beating her for the theft," Cheon recalls.
She cited the case of an 18-year-old runaway prostitute she had counselled.
According to local media reports, more than 2 million of these papers have been found scattered on the streets of the capital and in provinces near the border since the end of 2015 — a volume not seen since the 1970s and '80s.