Friendship gathering held with Russian embassy officials
A friendly get-together with staff members of the Russian embassy in Pyongyang was held Monday on the occasion of the Lunar New Year’s Day, Juche 108(2019).
Present there were Vice-Minister Im Chon Il and officials of the Foreign Ministry and Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK, and his embassy staff members.
Chinese embassy hosts reception on Lunar New Year's Day
The Chinese embassy in Pyongyang hosted a reception on Tuesday on the occasion of the Lunar New Year’s Day, Juche 108(2019).
Invited to the reception were Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and premier of the Cabinet, Ri Chang Gun, vice department director of the Central Committee of the WPK, Army Col. General Kim Hyong Ryong, vice-minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Ri Kil Song, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and officials concerned.
Kim Yong Nam meets congratulatory group of Koreans from China
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, met with the congratulatory group of the General Association of Koreans in China for celebrating the Day of the Shining Star led by Vice-Chairperson Ri Sun Nam at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday.
The congratulatory group of the General Association of Koreans in China left Pyongyang on Tuesday.
Japan should lend an ear to public opinion
Shortly ago, more than twenty famous professors, lawyers and media persons of Japan made public the "2019 statement of Japanese civilians and intellectuals" calling upon the government to make a sincere soul-searching for the past crimes.
Noting that Japan has not shown remorse and made apology for its colonial domination over Korea for a long time, the statement stressed that showing remorse and making apology for it is the key to improved DPRK-Japan relations.
Misbehaviour only serves to hasten Japan’s isolation
Japan is making desperate attempts to escape from the political and diplomatic isolation in the Korean peninsula and the region.
Recently the Abe regime, whenever an opportunity arises, describes the "Japan-US alliance as an axis for guaranteeing security of Japan".
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sends birthday spread to centenarian
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sent a birthday spread to Ri Ho Song, a centenarian living in Taedongmun-dong, Central District, Pyongyang.
She, who was born into a poor peasant’s family in Songchon County and suffered humiliation and insult before the liberation of the country, helped her husband, a member of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland, with his revolutionary work and made a contribution to the national liberation.
Chinese guests and Koreans from China visit Mangyongdae
Chinese guests and Koreans in China participating in the 23rd Kimjongilia Festival visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung.
They laid bouquets at his old home in humble reverence for him.
Nation celebrates folk holiday
The Korean people marked the January 15th of the lunar calendar, a folk holiday, with pleasure.
Colorful performances were given at theatres in Pyongyang, giving joy and optimism to citizens.
DPRK holiday celebrated in northern Europe
Progressive political parties and friendship organizations in Northern Europe held a joint meeting and book and photo exhibition in Sweden on February 9 in celebration of the birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il (Day of the Shining Star).
Seen on the front wall of the venue were an art work of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
Koreans in China celebrate Day of Shining Star
The General Association of Koreans in China organized events in celebration of the 77th birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il.
The celebrations were attended by Choe Su Bong, first vice-chairman of the association, and other officials and representatives of its affiliates, members of the Federation of Korean Economic Workers in China, Association of Young Korean Nationals in China and the Association of Korean Enterprisers in China, Korean nationals in Shenyang City, the DPRK consul general in Shenyang and officials of his consulate general.
Koreans in Japan celebrate birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il
A lecture was given by the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan at the Korean Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Feb 11 in celebration of the 77th birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il.
Attending the lecture were Ho Jong Man, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon, and its vice-chairpersons, the chairman of the Central Audit Committee of Chongryon, officials of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee and central leadership bodies and affiliates and Chongryon officials in Kanto.
Constitutional revision paves the way for war-capable state
The true color of Japan as a peace wrecker is getting clearer with each passing day.
Some days ago, Prime Minister Abe in a full-dress session of the House of Representatives said that a campaign groundlessly criticizing and opposing the "Self-Defence Forces" (SDF) is still going on, and underscored the need to constitutionally define the existence of SDF.
Diplomatic mistake to be irreparable
A reconnaissance plane of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force made a low flight against a south Korean naval vessel on the East Sea of Korea on January 23 this year. Such a threatening flight had been made in December last year, too. These incidents have aggravated bilateral conflict and rekindled the anti-Japanese feelings among the south Korean people.
Nevertheless, south Korean conservative politicians including the floor leader of the Liberal Korea Party are spinning out sophisms. At an emergency session of the national assembly and a seminar for improving the relationship with Japan, they said that Japan is a key ally in inducing the “north’s denuclearization”, that the government is driving relations with Japan to the worst phase by keeping pace with the north and that it is diplomacy to ally yourself even with the enemy if necessary, though there is some controversy between south Korea and Japan. And conservative media outlets are misleading the public, urging the government to opt to “restore stable bilateral relations”.
DPRK Olympic Committee delegation returns home
A delegation of the DPRK Olympic Committee led by Minister of Physical Culture and Sports Kim Il Guk, chairman of the Olympic committee, came back home on Tuesday after visiting Switzerland.
New science films produced
The Korean Documentary and Science Film Studio has recently produced four science films.
They are "Green Architecture Technology", "Double-production of Saplings at Greenhouse", "Sulfur Mud Buried in Gwangryang Bay, Natural Mineral Resource" and "Polymnia Edulis, Raw Crop for Sugar".