Often people ask me that “Can you communicate with North Korean?”. I haven’t met North Korean yet in my life but answer is YES.
We are sharing the same ancestors, unfortunately physically being separated since 1953, Korean war.
I found the following TedTalk that was presented by a North Korean who became a refugee in U.S. He is very lucky in that could survive during passing through the border between China and North Korea and have been living in U.S with his foster family.
If you are interested in how do North Korean people being suffered from starving and brutal living condition, have a look the following video. I was touched by this video since can understand a bit of circumstances in North Korea.