April 19, 2024

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Ji-Min Kang

Ji-min is an “Ask a North Korean” contributor. He is in his late 20s and left Pyongyang in 2005. He can be reached via email.

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Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution

Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution

This incident tells us that Kim Jong Un’s administration faces its worst crisis ever

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Ji-Min Kang December 13, 2013
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

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Ji-Min Kang November 20, 2013
The world through a little gap between the curtains

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

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Ji-Min Kang October 31, 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?

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Ji-Min Kang October 17, 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

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Ji-Min Kang September 25, 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
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Ji-Min Kang September 11, 2013