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June 17, 2024

Ask A North Korean

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

‘The Interview’ from a North Korean’s perspective

‘The Interview’ from a North Korean’s perspective

Controversial movie is juvenile, offensive and likely to turn North Koreans against U.S.

‘The Interview’ from a North Korean’s perspective
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee February 18, 2015
The roles of women in North Korea

The roles of women in North Korea

Women bear the brunt of domestic violence, discrimination and increased workloads in changing society

The roles of women in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee February 11, 2015
Studying a foreign language you may never use

Studying a foreign language you may never use

All North Korean students have to learn a second language, only the privileged classes may put them to use

Studying a foreign language you may never use
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 4, 2015
Are there gay people in North Korea?

Are there gay people in North Korea?

And if so, what happens to them when other people find out?

Are there gay people in North Korea?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 29, 2015
How do North Koreans spend days off?

How do North Koreans spend days off?

In this week's Ask a North Korean, we learn that workers get days off like anywhere else - just don't get caught listening to K-pop

How do North Koreans spend days off?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 16, 2015
Defection and the trouble with freedom

Defection and the trouble with freedom

This week's Ask a North Korean describes the hardships of adapting to a competitive society where one's life isn't planned for them

Defection and the trouble with freedom
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang January 8, 2015
Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors

Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors

Ask a North Korean: What do people along the border think about the Chinese – and those living in Pyongyang?

Bright lights, not human rights: Why North Koreans envy their neighbors
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee December 16, 2014
Defector: Why balloons stand no chance of changing North Korea

Defector: Why balloons stand no chance of changing North Korea

Foreigners expecting anti-government leaflets to stimulate regime change misunderstand the realities of North Korea

Defector: Why balloons stand no chance of changing North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung December 2, 2014
How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea

How North Korea's devastating famine surprisingly helped improve local access to food and consumer goods

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang November 24, 2014
How to get whatever you want in North Korea

How to get whatever you want in North Korea

While money can buy anything in North Korea, money is not easy to make

How to get whatever you want in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee November 13, 2014
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