Young-il completed his (honours) undergraduate studies at the University of Utrecht, obtaining a BSc in sociology and a BA in philosophy after first obtaining an MA (honours) degree in pure mathematics. His philosophical interests are very broad and he is currently still exploring what area he wants to pursue a PhD and after that an academic career in. Currently, he is taking a master in Logic at the University of Amsterdam and two further undergraduate degrees in Korean studies and Japanese studies as he is interested in further exploring Asian philosophy. In particular, he is interested in learning more about North Korea’s Juche philosophy.