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?
The DPRK’s socialist system results in little brand awareness, but certain companies and products still stand out
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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Can Joe Biden reach a breakthrough with North Korea?
"It's foolish to keep suggesting that North Korea seriously intends to denuclearize."
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