November 30, 2022

Ask A North Korean

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

Ask a North Korean: What North Korean brands do you miss the most?

Ask a North Korean: What North Korean brands do you miss the most?

The DPRK’s socialist system results in little brand awareness, but certain companies and products still stand out

Ask a North Korean: What North Korean brands do you miss the most?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim February 11, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans get a driver’s license?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans get a driver’s license?

Fuel shortages mean most get little driving practice before hitting the road, but there are ways to cheat the system

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans get a driver’s license?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley January 19, 2022
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?

Travel restrictions mostly rule out leisure camping, but there are other ways people spend time in the great outdoors

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans like to go camping?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley December 30, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Former Pyongyang elite says few care about overseas supporters and responds to those who doubt defector stories

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley December 1, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about traveling abroad?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about traveling abroad?

Visiting another country is an unattainable dream for most, but there are ways for a fortunate few to holiday overseas

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about traveling abroad?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 4, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans typically eat?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans typically eat?

Most eat simple Korean fare, but restaurants have also exploded in popularity among those who can afford to eat out

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans typically eat?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley September 15, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?

Schools only briefly cover astronomy, and most people are too focused on surviving to care about speculative science

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans believe in UFOs?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley August 18, 2021
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 25, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?

Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?

North Koreans are taught that Japan is the sworn enemy of the Korean people.

Ask a North Korean: Do average North Koreans hate Japanese people?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim June 7, 2021
Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?

"It's foolish to keep suggesting that North Korea seriously intends to denuclearize."

Ask a North Korean: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?
Hyun-seung Lee
Hyun-seung Lee May 31, 2021
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