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Pyongyang defector to testify in Diet

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives said Friday it will invite high-ranking North Korean defector Hwang Jang Yop to Japan in mid-September to give Diet testimony on issues concerning North Korea.

Masaharu Nakagawa, a committee member of the Democratic Party of Japan, will visit South Korea to make the final arrangements, including the schedule and security measures for the visit, they said.

According to the lawmakers, Hwang has expressed his willingness.

Hwang was quoted as saying, “I want to explain to the Japanese people the truth about North Korea.”

If realized, the testimony will be made while the Diet is in recess.

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