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

A (name) change is in the air in North Korea

A (name) change is in the air in North Korea

Got a name like the Dear Leader's, or one that sounds Japanese? It has to change

A (name) change is in the air in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee November 3, 2015
North Koreans don’t hate America

North Koreans don’t hate America

Those who remember the Korean War tell stories very different from the propaganda, and American movies appeal to North Korean sensibilities

North Koreans don’t hate America
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee October 28, 2015
Defections and North Korea’s media blackout

Defections and North Korea’s media blackout

Missing persons are rarely discussed openly, unless condemnations have propaganda value

Defections and North Korea’s media blackout
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung October 21, 2015
North Koreans’ nuclear pride

North Koreans’ nuclear pride

Knowing that other countries' look down on their poverty, Northerners embrace nuclear capabilities

North Koreans’ nuclear pride
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee October 13, 2015
N.Korean Chuseok: Like S.Korean Chuseok without the traffic

N.Korean Chuseok: Like S.Korean Chuseok without the traffic

North Koreans usually live close to their relatives, and couldn't travel long distances to see them if they didn't

N.Korean Chuseok: Like S.Korean Chuseok without the traffic
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung October 6, 2015
Caught with porn in North Korea

Caught with porn in North Korea

X-rated materials are hard to find in the North, because the penalty for them is a trip to the prison camp

Caught with porn in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 28, 2015
In North Korea, sometimes the dead come back

In North Korea, sometimes the dead come back

No, not zombies – absence of medical care, standard funeral homes means some are declared dead prematurely

In North Korea, sometimes the dead come back
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee September 22, 2015
Teatime in North Korea – or the lack thereof

Teatime in North Korea – or the lack thereof

Northerners in the provinces don't have the luxury – literally – of tea

Teatime in North Korea – or the lack thereof
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 16, 2015
Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army

Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army

For soldier serving north of the DMZ, the primary enemy is malnourishment

Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 9, 2015
Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Coffee was once a luxury item in the capital Pyongyang – and even rarer everywhere else in the country

Is coffee popular in North Korea?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee September 1, 2015
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