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DPRK expats mourn Kim Jong-Il in Japan

12-29-2011 15:51 BJT Special Report:DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il dies |

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Nearly 5,000 mourners have gathered at a local school in central Tokyo, to pay their respects to deceased DPRK leader, Kim Jong-Il.

Police say the memorial ceremony is organized by pro-Pyongyang Korean communities. Security was beefed up in areas surrounding the school and adjoining streets, presumably to deal with potential conflicts between Japan’s right wing activists and the mourners.

Around 700,000 Koreans are believed to be living in Japan. Most of them are descendants of migrants and forced workers from Tokyo’s occupation of the Korean peninsula in the early half of last century.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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