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Koreans in Japan Celebrate Day of Sun
Pyongyang, April 25 (KCNA) -- Celebrations took place on April 15, the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung at Sumida, Tokyo Prefecture, chapter office of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).

The officials of the office and compatriots attended the events.

They laid a floral basket before the portrait of the President.

Ri Myong Gwang, chairman of the office, made a remark in a lecture.

Korea, once a colony and weak country, turned into a political, ideological and military power no one dare provoke and the Koreans in Japan have become dignified overseas citizens of the DPRK thanks to the President, he said.

He called for repaying the benefaction of the President by laying a springboard for opening a new heyday of Chongryon.

O Kyu Sang, deputy chief of the Research Institute on History of Korean Residents in Japan, gave a lecture titled "President Kim Il Sung was a kind-hearted father of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan."

A video "President and Koreans in Japan" was on show to be followed by a remembrance meeting.

A festival of compatriots in Shizuoka Prefecture for celebrating the centenary of the birth of the President was held at Korean primary and middle school in Shizuoka on the same day.

A speech made by Ri Myong Yu, chairman of the prefectural headquarters of Chongryon, was followed by an art performance.

There was a flower viewing gathering at 5th Korean primary and middle school in Tokyo on April 8.

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