Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
Atomization in South Korea makes it difficult to express one's feelings, whereas people in the DPRK say what they think
Ceremonies are simple affairs quite different from those in South, while food is an important part of the ritual
Most retirees fend for themselves and eek out a living at marketplaces due to collapse of public distribution system
Authorities insist everyone speak standardized language, but people actually use a range of slang, profanity and accents
Theft and other crime occurs in North Korea like any other country, but the state is selective in what it punishes
DPRK regards military athletes as akin to combatants in war, and the results can be fatal
The joy of the holiday mingles with sadness of family separation for those who can’t visit hometowns and loved ones
Much like people around the world, North Koreans like to eat, drink and play at the beach. The problem is getting there.
The lack of sex education in the country means many have little knowledge about how to prevent pregnancy
One of the few defectors to escape by sea tells the story of how he and his father pulled it off
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