December 02, 2021

Ask A North Korean

Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Former Pyongyang elite says few care about overseas supporters and responds to those who doubt defector stories

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley December 1, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about traveling abroad?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about traveling abroad?

Visiting another country is an unattainable dream for most, but there are ways for a fortunate few to holiday overseas

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about traveling abroad?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 4, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans typically eat?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans typically eat?

Most eat simple Korean fare, but restaurants have also exploded in popularity among those who can afford to eat out

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans typically eat?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley September 15, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?

Schools only briefly cover astronomy, and most people are too focused on surviving to care about speculative science

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley August 18, 2021
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 25, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?

Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?

North Koreans are taught that Japan is the sworn enemy of the Korean people.

Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim June 7, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?

"It's foolish to keep suggesting that North Korea seriously intends to denuclearize."

Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?
Hyun-Seung Lee
Hyun-Seung Lee May 31, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans know about medieval Korean history?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans know about medieval Korean history?

“North Korea draws parallels between the kings of the past and the Kims of the present.”

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans know about medieval Korean history?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim January 25, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans think their country is the world’s best?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans think their country is the world’s best?

“Nobody honestly thinks North Korea is the best country in the world. If you live in poverty, how could you?”

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans think their country is the world’s best?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim December 10, 2020
Ask a North Korean: Why do some North Koreans defect via Russia and not China?

Ask a North Korean: Why do some North Koreans defect via Russia and not China?

“North Korean workers are eager to go to Russia. In North Korea, they’d be working all year long for meager wages.”

Ask a North Korean: Why do some North Koreans defect via Russia and not China?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim November 23, 2020
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