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Ask A North Korean

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

The pro-N. Korea ‘talk concert’ should stop talking

The pro-N. Korea ‘talk concert’ should stop talking

Those who've seen selective sights in North Korea should not ignore those who suffer there

The pro-N. Korea ‘talk concert’ should stop talking
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang May 21, 2015
Low-class health care in N. Korea

Low-class health care in N. Korea

Quality of one's medical treatment depends greatly on social status, budget cuts

Low-class health care in N. Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung May 13, 2015
The limits of North Korea’s plastic surgery industry

The limits of North Korea’s plastic surgery industry

Compared to South Koreans, Northerners have fewer options for going under the knife

The limits of North Korea’s plastic surgery industry
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung May 6, 2015
Low ‘Net worth: North Koreans’ limited grasp of the World Wide Web

Low ‘Net worth: North Koreans’ limited grasp of the World Wide Web

They may not be logging on, but Northerners are still changing due to exposure to foreign media

Low ‘Net worth: North Koreans’ limited grasp of the World Wide Web
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee April 30, 2015
Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Officially banned since '74, taxes still hit North Koreans in different forms

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung April 24, 2015
North Korea never misses chance to bash U.S.

North Korea never misses chance to bash U.S.

Regime succeeds in making people fearful, despite inroads made by American pop culture

North Korea never misses chance to bash U.S.
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang April 1, 2015
After 60 years of division, how do North Koreans say ‘tractor?’

After 60 years of division, how do North Koreans say ‘tractor?’

Among other differences, North Koreans have little use for loanwords, even from Chinese

After 60 years of division, how do North Koreans say ‘tractor?’
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung March 25, 2015
Black market makeup in North Korea

Black market makeup in North Korea

From smuggled South Korean products to tattooed-on eyeliner, North Korean women find a way

Black market makeup in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee March 11, 2015
Studying abroad with your family held hostage

Studying abroad with your family held hostage

Few North Koreans can go to foreign countries at all, and those who do leave family behind as leverage

Studying abroad with your family held hostage
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung March 5, 2015
Is no news good news in North Korea?

Is no news good news in North Korea?

Northerners are blocked from exposure to international news, even in the black market

Is no news good news in North Korea?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 26, 2015
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