Marunaka Holdings completes purchase of Chongryon HQ

Nov 22, 2014

Marunaka Holdings completes purchase of Chongryon HQ

Real estate developer Marunaka Holdings Co. has taken over ownership of a Tokyo property that has served as North Korea’s de facto embassy for decades after a forced auction was held to repay outstanding debts. The Tokyo District Court said Friday it has confirmed ...

Oct 29, 2014

Kim Jong Un backs head of Chongryon in letter: sources

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a letter to the head of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, said he entrusts activities of the group to its chairman, who recently visited the North after Japan eased restrictions on travel between ...

Chongryon leader ends unusual trip to Pyongyang

Oct 7, 2014

Chongryon leader ends unusual trip to Pyongyang

The head of Chongryon, the most influential pro-North Korean body in Japan, wrapped up his first trip to Pyongyang in eight years Tuesday. Ho Jong Man, head of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, as Chongryon is otherwise known, was hoping to ...

Sep 5, 2014

Chongryon leader departs for North Korea

Ho Jong Man, chairman of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), left Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport for North Korea on Friday. Ho’s visit to the North is his first since the government in 2006 banned Chongryon executives from re-entering Japan ...