As Kim prepares his second summit with US President Donald Trump, these lack a unique insight into life in Pyongyang.
What do they think about Kim's standing in the world? Have their views on him been affected by recent events? And will he accept the denuclearisation of economic benefits?
Everything is ridiculous. What happens here is Kim Jong Un, and his younger sister became as top celebrities in this country (South Korea).
I think there are dictators. So people seem to have forgotten what he has done for his own people.
And the big problem is ever since he (Kim) visited Panmunjom (the common security area between North and South Korea), no one wants to talk about human rights. It's so absurd.
The human rights vocabulary had disappeared long ago after the new government. But it even happens in the United States, it is a bit to disappear.
When President Trump met us, it was last year.
The focus was on human rights issues. So for 50 minutes, he spoke only of North Korean human rights issues. I was so grateful for that. He was the only leader in the world who focused on human rights issues. The whole world looked at him, but during the Singapore Summit I never heard him mention human rights.
What about denuclearisation?
What I'm really worried about is in the last few months … the issue of a nuclear weapon list disappears a little from the US agenda. President Trump speaks only of the stop for nuclear weapons by Kim Jong Un or the interruption of nuclear missile launches.
I think that if Trump continues that kind of nuclear nuclear process instead of the denuclearisation process, there is no hope for South Korea or America to reach the final denuclination of North Korea. I would like to advise President Trump to stay on denuclearisation.
If he fails in the nuclear weapons process with Kim Jong Un and agrees with something like destroying the nuclear capacity of North Korea while keeping North Korea's ability to attack with nuclear weapons, I think North Korea could easily be accepted as a nuclear state in this region.
I do not trust Kim Jong Un, and it is desirable that Kim Jong Un would abandon his nuclear program. Kim Jong Un will never give up his nuclear program.
What about the economy?
declared North Korea ambitious that it would develop the economy, but the monopoly system that the country owns and controls everything will not bring economic development.
We learned the lesson from Russia and China when they opened their labor markets and raised travel bans, economic development was realized.
That's the same for Mongolia. When it reformed and opened the market, people volunteered abroad and sent money home to their families.
North Korea sends labor workers abroad, but the regime takes approx. 80% of the income. The regime cannot effectively distribute the money since officials are corrupt. If regular North Koreans can keep more money, most will end up helping the domestic economy.
As far as I know, the North Koreans get everything they need from jangmadang (local markets in North Korea).
The markets dominate the North Korean economy, but there is no system that protects the assets of these players. Their property can be seized at any time for any reason by the regime. Although markets are based on demand and supply, it is still functions at the individual level.
For example, a person who prints calendars orders and sells them, but the production of these calendars in state-owned factories is not determined by demand.
Therefore, I do not think that Kim Jong's economic policy cannot succeed without opening the labor market and implementing reform measures.