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The Tokyo District Court said Thursday it has rejected a Mongolian bidder’s offer to buy out the headquarters and land in downtown Tokyo of a pro-Pyongyang Korean residents’ group.

In October, the Mongolian firm, identified as Avar Limited Liability Co., offered the highest bid of ¥5.01 billion to buy the property of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon). The group acts as North Korea’s de facto embassy in Japan in the absence of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

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