Joshua is a pseudonym for a North Korean defector writer. He was born and raised in North Korea and lived there until he defected in 2019. He now resides in South Korea.
Separation from family and fast pace of life in South are challenging, but freedom from want and fear are irreplaceable
While the national bank does not provide loans, there are other ways to borrow money for business endeavors
Double eyelid surgery and cosmetic tattoos are popular, but such illegal medical procedures carry serious risks
Joshua Kim explains the DPRK’s electoral process and why voters there don’t really have a choice
The DPRK’s socialist system results in little brand awareness, but certain companies and products still stand out
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