February 08, 2023

Ask A North Korean

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

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans know about Muslims, mosques or Islam?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans know about Muslims, mosques or Islam?

“Let alone mosques, there aren’t really any churches, monasteries or temples in North Korea.”

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans know about Muslims, mosques or Islam?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim November 13, 2020
Ask a North Korean: Are North Koreans good swimmers?

Ask a North Korean: Are North Koreans good swimmers?

“Smugglers from Hyesan are so good at swimming that they could probably win gold in the Olympics”

Ask a North Korean: Are North Koreans good swimmers?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim November 8, 2020
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans use dating apps like Tinder or OKCupid?

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans use dating apps like Tinder or OKCupid?

"Even holding hands in public — let alone anything like Tinder — is frowned upon as anti-socialist behavior"

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans use dating apps like Tinder or OKCupid?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim September 9, 2020
Ask a North Korean: Do rich and poor North Koreans hate each other?

Ask a North Korean: Do rich and poor North Koreans hate each other?

"Those with money view those without it as non-human ... They work those beneath them like slaves."

Ask a North Korean: Do rich and poor North Koreans hate each other?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim August 26, 2020
Ask a North Korean: How popular is soccer in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: How popular is soccer in North Korea?

"The World Cup and the Olympics are far beyond the daily concerns of many because they live such harsh lives"

Ask a North Korean: How popular is soccer in North Korea?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim August 10, 2020
Ask a North Korean: How restricted is movement in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: How restricted is movement in North Korea?

"Regardless of where they're from, people can only move around the country if they possess the relevant documentation"

Ask a North Korean: How restricted is movement in North Korea?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim July 24, 2020
Ask a North Korean: how do defectors keep contact with relatives in the North?

Ask a North Korean: how do defectors keep contact with relatives in the North?

"North Korea is sealed off from the rest of the world, but defectors are able to make contact"

Ask a North Korean: how do defectors keep contact with relatives in the North?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim July 15, 2020
Ask a North Korean: are there really no cases of COVID-19 in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: are there really no cases of COVID-19 in North Korea?

"Nobody will believe you if you say there are no coronavirus cases in North Korea"

Ask a North Korean: are there really no cases of COVID-19 in North Korea?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim July 1, 2020
Ask a North Korean: do you support leaflet launches into North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: do you support leaflet launches into North Korea?

"In my personal opinion, these leaflet launches into North Korea should be encouraged and widely carried out"

Ask a North Korean: do you support leaflet launches into North Korea?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim June 23, 2020
Ask a North Korean: how does North Korea’s secret police eavesdrop on citizens?

Ask a North Korean: how does North Korea’s secret police eavesdrop on citizens?

"Thoughts that go against the government may seem trivial, but monitoring them is an important task"

Ask a North Korean: how does North Korea’s secret police eavesdrop on citizens?
Tae-il Shim
Tae-il Shim June 3, 2020
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