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Anniversary of Magazine Thongil Phyongron Observed
Tokyo, April 27 (KNS-KCNA) -- A meeting took place in Tokyo on April 23 to mark the 50th anniversary of Thongil Phyongron, a magazine published in Japan.

Present there were those concerned of the movement for national reunification, officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), compatriots and Japanese figures.

Choe Sok Ryong, manager and concurrently chief editor of the magazine, spoke at the meeting.

Over the past five decades since the foundation of the magazine in April 1961, it has dynamically traversed the road of national reunification, he noted, adding that it will energetically wield the pen of reunification in the future, too.

An Pyong Ok, vice-chairperson of the Association of Koreans in Japan for Peaceful Reunification, Shoji Yamada, honorary professor at Rikkyo University, Yun Pyok Am, resident priest of the Kukphyong Temple, and Ro Kil Nam, editor of the Minjok Thongsin, expressed hope that the magazine would contribute to achieving the unity of overseas Koreans desire of national reunification on the basis of the spirit of "By our nation itself" laid down in the June 15 joint declaration.

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