May 22, 2024

Ask A North Korean

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

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?

Repressed, uneducated public troubled by concepts the West takes for granted

Ask a North Korean: Is there sex education in the DPRK?
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang November 20, 2013
When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army

When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army

Ask a North Korean: Are there any jokes North Koreans like to tell?

When a goat and pig decided to join the North Korean army
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon November 14, 2013
The world through a little gap between the curtains

The world through a little gap between the curtains

Ask a North Korean: How the government prevents outside information from entering the country

The world through a little gap between the curtains
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang October 31, 2013
Rations? Only after the grains are “cooked, eaten and pooped”

Rations? Only after the grains are “cooked, eaten and pooped”

Ask a North Korean: "These days, many North Koreans criticize their government in front of other people."

Rations? Only after the grains are “cooked, eaten and pooped”
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon October 23, 2013
The secret to watching Steven Seagal movies in North Korea

The secret to watching Steven Seagal movies in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: What was it like growing up in Pyongyang?

The secret to watching Steven Seagal movies in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang October 17, 2013
Plastic surgery in North Korea: More common than you’d think

Plastic surgery in North Korea: More common than you’d think

"Some of my friends tried to make double-eyelids with transparent sticky tapes made in the shape of eyelids"

Plastic surgery in North Korea: More common than you’d think
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon October 2, 2013
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