Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I was unaware that non-North Koreans often pose questions to North Korea about itself; I was more shocked to find out that North Korea listens and has provided us with answers!

Click to see The Top 20 Frequently Asked Question (and Answers!) of North Korea

At the bottom of the page I found this:

Copyright © Juche 94 Korean Friendship Association
Official Webpages of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Is this really the DPRK's official site???

This website seems to take itself seriosry. but I think its a crock. I don't think the regime cares enough to indulge itself in answering non-Koreans' questions, let along maintaining a website for non-Koreans.


Alison Hazell said...

I've always wanted 1) a signed photograph of Kim Jung Il and 2) have always longed to join the DPRK's army. NOT.

Alison Hazell said...

But let me make a more serious statement... if this is actually the official website of the DPRK, I think it speaks to the low level of information technology in the country. I think a high schooler could have designed a website like that.

Jolan said...

I like the answer to question 20 ("What is North Korea's stance on homosexuality?"):

"Homosexuals in the DPRK have never been subject to repression, as in many capitalist regimes around the world. However, North Koreans also place a lot of emphasis on social harmony and morals. Therefore, the DPRK rejects many characteristics of the popular gay culture in the West, which many perceive to embrace consumerism, classism and promiscuity."

The last three adjectives, I think, could pretty well describe the two Kims.