August 13, 2022

Ask A North Korean

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

Who do North Koreans think started the Korean War?

Who do North Koreans think started the Korean War?

North Koreans find it so difficult to question the tale of U.S. / South Korean invasion, defector says

Who do North Koreans think started the Korean War?
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon January 8, 2014
Could North Korea win a war with South Korea or the U.S?

Could North Korea win a war with South Korea or the U.S?

Morale in once-patriotic military corps has plummeted, leaving little chance for success

Could North Korea win a war with South Korea or the U.S?
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon December 18, 2013
Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution

Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution

This incident tells us that Kim Jong Un’s administration faces its worst crisis ever

Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang December 13, 2013
How do you get a job in North Korea?

How do you get a job in North Korea?

No choice, no way out, and now no guarantee of compensation

How do you get a job in North Korea?
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon November 29, 2013
Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?

Repressed, uneducated public troubled by concepts the West takes for granted

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang November 20, 2013
When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army

When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army

Ask a North Korean: Are there any jokes North Koreans like to tell?

When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon November 14, 2013
The world through a little gap between the curtains

The world through a little gap between the curtains

Ask a North Korean: How the government prevents outside information from entering the country

The world through a little gap between the curtains
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang October 31, 2013
Rations? Only after the grains are “cooked, eaten and pooped”

Rations? Only after the grains are “cooked, eaten and pooped”

Ask a North Korean: "These days, many North Koreans criticize their government in front of other people."

Rations? Only after the grains are “cooked, eaten and pooped”
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon October 23, 2013
The secret to watching Steven Seagal movies in North Korea

The secret to watching Steven Seagal movies in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: What was it like growing up in Pyongyang?

The secret to watching Steven Seagal movies in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang October 17, 2013
Plastic surgery in North Korea: More common than you’d think

Plastic surgery in North Korea: More common than you’d think

"Some of my friends tried to make double-eyelids with transparent sticky tapes made in the shape of eyelids"

Plastic surgery in North Korea: More common than you’d think
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon October 2, 2013