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Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector
Separation from family and fast pace of life in South are challenging, but freedom from want and fear are irreplaceable
Ask a North Korean: What is the process for getting a loan in North Korea?
While the national bank does not provide loans, there are other ways to borrow money for business endeavors
Ask a North Korean: Is it possible to get plastic surgery in North Korea?
Double eyelid surgery and cosmetic tattoos are popular, but such illegal medical procedures carry serious risks
Ask a North Korean: What was it like to vote for the first time in South Korea?
Joshua Kim explains the DPRK’s electoral process and why voters there don’t really have a choice
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