November 26, 2022

Ask A North Korean

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

From Kim to Christ: Why religion works for North Koreans

From Kim to Christ: Why religion works for North Koreans

Ask a North Korean: Explaining the transition from Kim Il Sung-ism to Christianity

From Kim to Christ: Why religion works for North Koreans
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang September 25, 2013
How to have fun in North Korea

How to have fun in North Korea

Remembering low-watt TVs and off-key singing in the dark as spare-time enjoyment

How to have fun in North Korea
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon September 18, 2013
Ask a North Korean: Meet Ji Min from Pyongyang

Ask a North Korean: Meet Ji Min from Pyongyang

"Watching Pyongyang’s misery on TV make it clear that my soul remains in that land"

Ask a North Korean: Meet Ji Min from Pyongyang
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang September 11, 2013
Ask a North Korean: Introducing Mina, a soldier turned student

Ask a North Korean: Introducing Mina, a soldier turned student

Meet one of the new authors of our ongoing “Ask a North Korean” feature

Ask a North Korean: Introducing Mina, a soldier turned student
NK News
NK News September 11, 2013
Top 5 Similarities between North and South Korea

Top 5 Similarities between North and South Korea

What are the main similarities (and differences) between life in the two Koreas?

Top 5 Similarities between North and South Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim February 11, 2013
People Who Don’t Like The Mass Games Are Weird

People Who Don’t Like The Mass Games Are Weird

Did you ever practice for mass dance events like Arirang and what was the training process like?

People Who Don’t Like The Mass Games Are Weird
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 21, 2013
How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

Ask a North Korean: What is life like in the North Korean countryside?

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 11, 2013
My Winter Holidays In North Korea

My Winter Holidays In North Korea

Just because it's cold, it doesn't stop us partying, eating, singing and dancing for the DPRK's New Year celebrations.

My Winter Holidays In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 1, 2013
Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us

Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us

What rumors did you hear about the "outside world" that turned out to be true or false when you lived in North Korea? Are there any things you miss about your life there?

Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 17, 2012
Looking Pretty In North Korea

Looking Pretty In North Korea

Where do North Korean Girls Get Their Fashion and Beauty Inspiration From? How Does It Differ From South Korea?

Looking Pretty In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 10, 2012