Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

Feb 7, 2016

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

North Korea’s decision to launch what it claimed was a rocket Sunday despite international calls for restraint has raised tensions with Japan and sparked angry calls from around the nation. Protesters opposed to what was widely viewed as a ballistic missile test gathered at ...

/ Sep 6, 2015

Police raid Chongryon office over alleged subsidy fraud

Police searched an office building Sunday in Hokkaido belonging to the pro-Pyongyang group Chongryon on suspicion that its affiliate companies swindled the government out of subsidies given to businesses for hiring unemployed job seekers. Investigators said several companies in Sapporo with links to Chongryon, ...

/ Jun 2, 2015

Son of Chongryon chief indicted over mushroom imports

Prosecutors have indicted four people, including a son of Ho Jong Man, chairman of the pro-Pyongyang group Chongryon, on suspicion of illegally importing matsutake mushrooms from North Korea. The four were charged Tuesday with conspiring to import about 3 tons of the North Korean-grown ...

/ May 26, 2015

Kim Jong Un urges Chongryon to step up activity in Japan

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter to Japan’s most influential pro-Pyongyang group, hailing its past achievements and pledging protection for it and all Koreans in Japan, North Korean state media said Tuesday. The long letter, released in English by the ...