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June 15, 2024

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Kim Yoo-sung

Kim Yoo-sung is an Ask a North Korean contributor who left Gil-joo County of Hamkyungbuk-do, DPRK in 2005

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Caught with porn in North Korea

Caught with porn in North Korea

X-rated materials are hard to find in the North, because the penalty for them is a trip to the prison camp

Caught with porn in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 28, 2015
Teatime in North Korea – or the lack thereof

Teatime in North Korea – or the lack thereof

Northerners in the provinces don't have the luxury – literally – of tea

Teatime in North Korea – or the lack thereof
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 16, 2015
Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army

Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army

For soldier serving north of the DMZ, the primary enemy is malnourishment

Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 9, 2015
Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?

Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?

Family background is a prerequisite, but students need the grades too

Who goes to North Korea’s top universities?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung August 26, 2015
Having a baby in North Korea

Having a baby in North Korea

The North can be divided into Pyongyang and Regional republics, with the former getting the best health care

Having a baby in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung August 12, 2015
Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea

Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea

The government sticks its nose in everything, including two people's special day

Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung July 29, 2015
How North Koreans view mixed marriages

How North Koreans view mixed marriages

Attitudes are changing but many still dislike concept, especially if Americans or Chinese are involved

How North Koreans view mixed marriages
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung July 1, 2015
No tteokbokki in North Korea?

No tteokbokki in North Korea?

Street food isn't just a staple of South Korea, but Northerners have their own varieties

No tteokbokki in North Korea?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung June 3, 2015
Low-class health care in N. Korea

Low-class health care in N. Korea

Quality of one's medical treatment depends greatly on social status, budget cuts

Low-class health care in N. Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung May 13, 2015
The limits of North Korea’s plastic surgery industry

The limits of North Korea’s plastic surgery industry

Compared to South Koreans, Northerners have fewer options for going under the knife

The limits of North Korea’s plastic surgery industry
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung May 6, 2015