A North Korean vice minister of trade is in Japan on an 11-day unofficial visit to explain Pyongyang’s new market-based reforms to Koreans living in the country, a Korean association said Monday.

Vice Minister of Foreign Trade Kim Yong Sul arrived in Tokyo on Saturday at the invitation of a group of Korean businessmen in Japan, according to So Chung On, spokesman for the General Association of Korean Residents (Chongryon).

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