July 07, 2022

About the author

Jinhyok Park

Jinhyok Park joined NK News‘ Ask a North Korean contributors in spring 2016, and has education and living experiences in Pyongyang, North Korea and Washington, D.C. He is in his late 30s and married to a fellow North Korean defector. He came to U.S. in 2011 and is studying at a U.S. college. He can be reached at [email protected].

More articles by 'Jinhyok Park'

Ask a North Korean: Can outside information bring change?

Ask a North Korean: Can outside information bring change?

"After watching drama and movies, I knew I desperately wanted to live in the world I saw"

Ask a North Korean: Can outside information bring change?
Jinhyok Park
Jinhyok Park September 13, 2016
Ask a North Korean: How is sport viewed in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: How is sport viewed in the DPRK?

Some fans sneak in liquor and "act just like the hooligans you’d see at the English football league"

Ask a North Korean: How is sport viewed in the DPRK?
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Jinhyok Park July 14, 2016
How Americans see North Koreans

How Americans see North Koreans

Many have had their views shaped by movies, but Americans are also welcoming and warm

How Americans see North Koreans
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Jinhyok Park June 14, 2016
From North Korea’s capital to America’s

From North Korea’s capital to America’s

Meet Jinhyok, who will soon have graduated from schools named for both nations’ founders

From North Korea’s capital to America’s
Jinhyok Park
Jinhyok Park May 4, 2016