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Korean group in Japan holds memorial for DPRK's late leader

12-29-2011 17:05 BJT Special Report:DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il dies |

TOKYO, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- About 10,000 Korean residents in Japan attended a memorial in Tokyo Thursday to mourn the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s late leader Kim Jong Il, organizers said.

The event, organized by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, also known as Chongryon, was carried out in a school hall affiliated with the organization.

Many attendees arrived at the memorial hall before 11 a.m., the official start of the service, the organization said. After observing a minute's silence, the attendees took turns to place red carnations on a stand in the hall.

The organization's local chapters also held similar memorial services in various parts of Japan.

On Wednesday, the DPRK held a state funeral for the demised leader, who died from "great mental and physical strain" on a train during a field guidance tour.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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