|calendar>>February 15. 2012 Juch 101|
Japanese Pressman Reveres Kim Jong Il
|Pyongyang, February 15 (KCNA) -- In his lifetime, leader Kim Jong Il was on friendly terms even with foreigners who stood for justice, truth and independence.
One of them was Yoshiyuki Oe, a Japanese pressman.
As an orphan, he had been subject to maltreatment and humiliation from early years.
Looking for economic opportunities he began a small business, but only to make losses.
In the meantime, it happened to him to make a tour of the DPRK in October 1990.
During his stay in Pyongyang, he was deeply moved by the living conditions of the Korean people. The State was granting its people access to jobs in accordance with their aspirations and appetites. In particular, it was providing its people with education and medical services free of charge.
He made up his mind to devote himself to introducing the greatness of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, who were pursuing such a splendid popular politics.
Whenever he came to Korea the leader looked after his convenience, paying attention even to schedule and lodging.
Considerate of his bad health, Kim Jong Il sent him tonics and various kinds of gifts, as well.
He was deeply impressed by the leader's largess for him.
Turning to his Korea visit later, he said, "Kim Jong Il is, indeed, a leader who is pursuing the popular politics which no other statesmen can match."
Out of the reverence for the leader, he edited books "Collection of Materials on Mt. Paektu" and "Mt. Paektu Album", sparking sensation in Japan.
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