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Kim Il Sung Remembered in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 5 (KNS-KCNA) -- A memorial service of Koreans in Japan took place at the Korean Hall of Culture in Tokyo on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.

Seen standing before the portrait of the smiling President was a floral basket.

Present at the memorial service were Ho Jong Man, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), officials and activists of Chongryon, compatriots, teachers and students of Korea University.

The participants paid a silent tribute in memory of the President.

Ho Jong Man said in his report that Kim Il Sung was the most prominent leader and peerless elder statesman who performed undying exploits on behalf of the country and people, era and revolution with his profound idea and theories, outstanding leadership ability and gigantic revolutionary practice.

There were not a few famous statesmen in the 20th century, but there was no such benevolent great leader and peerless great man as the President, who showed warm love for overseas compatriots, Ho Jong Man said, and went on:

Leader Kim Jong Il worked heart and soul to strengthen Chongryon all his life.

The immortal exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the development of the movement of Koreans in Japan are being successfully carried forward by Marshal Kim Jong Un.

The reporter stressed the need to dynamically advance the patriotic movement to carry through the important tasks set forth in the congratulatory message sent by Kim Jong Un to the 23rd Congress of Chongryon and implement the decision of the Congress.

The floor was taken by Kim Yong Ju, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the Korean Youth League in Japan, Ryang Ok Chul, vice-chairwoman of the Central Standing Committee of the Korean Democratic Women's Union in Japan, and Hwang Myong, chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Headquarters of Chongryon.

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