May 17, 2022

Ask A North Korean

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

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea

How North Korea's devastating famine surprisingly helped improve local access to food and consumer goods

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang November 24, 2014
How to get whatever you want in North Korea

How to get whatever you want in North Korea

While money can buy anything in North Korea, money is not easy to make

How to get whatever you want in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee November 13, 2014
News and newsworthiness in N. Korea: Why it doesn’t exist

News and newsworthiness in N. Korea: Why it doesn’t exist

Why real news about crime, catastrophe and corruption does not exist in DPRK media

News and newsworthiness in N. Korea: Why it doesn’t exist
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung November 3, 2014
Ask a North Korean: Meet Kim Yoo-sung, son of a fugitive

Ask a North Korean: Meet Kim Yoo-sung, son of a fugitive

"My father secretly helped a South Korean prisoner from the Korean War escape from the North"

Ask a North Korean: Meet Kim Yoo-sung, son of a fugitive
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung October 31, 2014
How foreign movies changed my life in North Korea

How foreign movies changed my life in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans view Western and South Korean movies, DVDs and songs?

How foreign movies changed my life in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang October 22, 2014
Ask a North Korean: How fashion works in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: How fashion works in North Korea

"I think that North Koreans are even more obsessed with fashion than South Koreans"

Ask a North Korean: How fashion works in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee October 13, 2014
Hello from a former resident of Mt. Paektu, North Korea

Hello from a former resident of Mt. Paektu, North Korea

Ask a North Korean column relaunches with two new writers joining Ji Min from Pyongyang

Hello from a former resident of Mt. Paektu, North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee October 8, 2014
How law and order works in North Korea

How law and order works in North Korea

Police exist to collect bribes, punishment is determined by social status

How law and order works in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang July 24, 2014
Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith

Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith

While authorities do not tolerate official religion, Shamanism and fortune-telling popular in North Korea

Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang June 12, 2014