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July 13, 2024

Ask A North Korean

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

North Korea’s crazy trains

North Korea’s crazy trains

The North's trains are packed, take too long and short on food - and wonderful in their own way

North Korea’s crazy trains
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee March 2, 2016
I’m sad to see the Kaesong Complex go

I’m sad to see the Kaesong Complex go

Kaesong offered a better life for North Koreans, and its loss will hit S.Korean businesspeople hard

I’m sad to see the Kaesong Complex go
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee February 16, 2016
College life in North Korea: It’s like the military

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military

You're tested on Kim family works, you can't pick your major, and don't even think of being late

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 10, 2016
Leaving family behind in North Korea

Leaving family behind in North Korea

Finally living in a free country, I'm still haunted by the things I can't share with my mom and dad

Leaving family behind in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 28, 2016
Pay North Korea a visit

Pay North Korea a visit

Make some young Northerners curious and open a few minds

Pay North Korea a visit
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 20, 2016
Ringing in a North Korean New Year

Ringing in a North Korean New Year

People maintain family rituals, friendly pastimes on Jan. 1, despite official emphasis on Seollal

Ringing in a North Korean New Year
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 14, 2016
Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea

Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea

I've learned to embrace Christmas family fun, rather than celebrating Kim Jong Il's mom's birthday

Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung December 25, 2015
What’s brewing: How to make and drink your own beer in N.Korea

What’s brewing: How to make and drink your own beer in N.Korea

Drinking is very popular in the North, so much so that strong alcohol is treated like a 'soft drink'

What’s brewing: How to make and drink your own beer in N.Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee December 10, 2015
Do North Koreans gamble?

Do North Koreans gamble?

North Koreans like to pass the time playing cards, often because there's not much else to do

Do North Koreans gamble?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee November 25, 2015
The life of a N.Korean 1-percenter

The life of a N.Korean 1-percenter

Despite its relative poverty, the North has rich people – and we mean really rich

The life of a N.Korean 1-percenter
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung November 12, 2015
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