May 25, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Hogwarts for Defectors: Turning North Koreans into South Koreans

Hogwarts for Defectors: Turning North Koreans into South Koreans

The South Korean government is certainly trying to make the integration of North Korean defectors work, but mixed messages are not helping mutual understanding.

Hogwarts for Defectors: Turning North Koreans into South Koreans
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son December 10, 2012
Looking Pretty In North Korea

Looking Pretty In North Korea

Where do North Korean Girls Get Their Fashion and Beauty Inspiration From? How Does It Differ From South Korea?

Looking Pretty In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 10, 2012
A Bullet Is More Precious Than A Bon-bon

A Bullet Is More Precious Than A Bon-bon

Ask A North Korean: What do most North Koreans think of the country's satellite and rocket programs?

A Bullet Is More Precious Than A Bon-bon
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 5, 2012
Korean Coffee Culture: Lost In Communication

Korean Coffee Culture: Lost In Communication

Given the major cultural differences between North and South, will Korean unification be a smooth process?

Korean Coffee Culture: Lost In Communication
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim November 12, 2012
Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?

Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?

With another family reported to have voluntarily "re-defected" to North Korea, questions are now being asked as to what is motivating people to return after investing so much in originally leaving.

Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 11, 2012
Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.

Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.

Do people in North Korea criticize the leaders behind closed doors? How have things changed over the years?

Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim November 5, 2012
My Smoky Holiday In North Korea

My Smoky Holiday In North Korea

Do North Koreans ever get to go to places beyond their hometowns? What do North Koreans usually do for vacation?

My Smoky Holiday In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim October 22, 2012