April 21, 2024

Ask A North Korean

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

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
A Bullet Is More Precious Than A Bon-bon

A Bullet Is More Precious Than A Bon-bon

Ask A North Korean: What do most North Koreans think of the country's satellite and rocket programs?

A Bullet Is More Precious Than A Bon-bon
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 5, 2012
Korean Coffee Culture: Lost In Communication

Korean Coffee Culture: Lost In Communication

Given the major cultural differences between North and South, will Korean unification be a smooth process?

Korean Coffee Culture: Lost In Communication
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim November 12, 2012
Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.

Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.

Do people in North Korea criticize the leaders behind closed doors? How have things changed over the years?

Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim November 5, 2012
My Smoky Holiday In North Korea

My Smoky Holiday In North Korea

Do North Koreans ever get to go to places beyond their hometowns? What do North Koreans usually do for vacation?

My Smoky Holiday In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim October 22, 2012