Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
DPRK’s ‘revolutionary’ politics left no room for choice, but ROK’s democratic system can be bewildering for defectors
A defector shares what DPRK taught him about equality and how living in South Korea has shaped his views on capitalism
Artists have little say over what they perform, and they must make immense personal sacrifices to practice their craft
Joshua Kim explains why citizens must criticize themselves and others and gives an example of what this looks like
Most in DPRK worry about whether they can eat rather than what, but some dishes still elicit nostalgia for defectors
The DPRK extols its ‘victory’ in Korean War, but ordinary soldiers must confront harsh reality of potential conflict
The Kim regime heavily restricts artists, but South Korean culture shines a light on what the Koreas share in common
The regime treats drinking as a ‘political cancer,’ but alcohol is the only way for many to escape their harsh reality
While praising sacrificial love between comrades, schools discourage romance and treat it as taboo
The mudfish is a key income source for many, but the state promotes such aquaculture even in ill-suited environments
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