Japan-based South Korean singer Kim Yon Ja plans to hold a concert next April in North Korea, her Tokyo office said.

Kim, 41, hopes to sing South Korean songs for elderly people in the North because they probably have not heard them since Korea was divided a half-century ago, according to her office, Senshu Kikaku.

The office said it will shortly receive an official invitation from North Korea for Kim to sing there.

In addition, Kim, who is currently touring Japan, will sing North Korean songs beginning at a concert Sunday at NHK Hall in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward.

Lee Mi Nam, a pro-Pyongyang Korean dancer in Japan, will perform at Kim’s concerts, the office said.

A compact disc including North and South Korean songs sung by Kim will be put on sale in Japan in November, it said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.