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June 18, 2024

Ask A North Korean

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

Having a baby in North Korea

Having a baby in North Korea

The North can be divided into Pyongyang and Regional republics, with the former getting the best health care

Having a baby in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung August 12, 2015
How do North Koreans treat mental illness?

How do North Koreans treat mental illness?

North lacks suitable care for mentally ill; existing facilities seem to make problems worse

How do North Koreans treat mental illness?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee August 5, 2015
Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea

Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea

The government sticks its nose in everything, including two people's special day

Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung July 29, 2015
Do North Koreans keep pets?

Do North Koreans keep pets?

Pets are hard to raise when you've got little money – and some can get you in trouble

Do North Koreans keep pets?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee July 22, 2015
What Hanawon doesn’t teach North Korean defectors

What Hanawon doesn’t teach North Korean defectors

Institution gives refugees role models, but skimps on the hardships, discrimination to come

What Hanawon doesn’t teach North Korean defectors
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang July 15, 2015
How North Koreans view mixed marriages

How North Koreans view mixed marriages

Attitudes are changing but many still dislike concept, especially if Americans or Chinese are involved

How North Koreans view mixed marriages
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung July 1, 2015
Do North Koreans like K-pop?

Do North Koreans like K-pop?

North Koreans like Southern pop culture more and more, but reasons differ by generation

Do North Koreans like K-pop?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee June 17, 2015
What do North Koreans think of their neighbors?

What do North Koreans think of their neighbors?

Northerners feel affection for S. Koreans, hate Japan, look down on Chinese

What do North Koreans think of their neighbors?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee June 10, 2015
No tteokbokki in North Korea?

No tteokbokki in North Korea?

Street food isn't just a staple of South Korea, but Northerners have their own varieties

No tteokbokki in North Korea?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung June 3, 2015
Does regionalism exist in North Korea?

Does regionalism exist in North Korea?

It's not Yankees vs. Southerners, but stereotypes by provinces can still be found

Does regionalism exist in North Korea?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee May 28, 2015
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