December 01, 2023
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: What is it like to speak to South Koreans about North Korea?

People in the DPRK are curious about the far wealthier South, but the interest doesn’t always go in the other direction

“Settling in Seoul” is an NK News series in which North Korean defectors share their experiences adapting to life in South Korea.

Jin — who was born and raised in North Korea and lived there until she defected in 2014 — writes about the mismatch in interest between the two Koreas, ignorance about the DPRK among South Koreans and more.