Is Kim Jong-il, the son of a Anti-Japanese freedom fighter forgoing the past and showing compassion for the Japanese, or is he pulling a power play to make Japan look as though it is subservient to North Korea, and need their help, despite the fact that North Korean population continues to starve and suffer.
For years now, there has been no diplomatic relations between Japan and North Korea. The leadership in North Korea usually refers to Japan as a “war monger.” The tension between the two nations stems from the Japanese 35-year colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula in the first half of the 20th century.
According to statistics from the Bank of Korea, North Korea’s $500,000 donation is equivalent to the annual salary of more than 500 of its citizens in 2009.
Presumably he used his own credit card to make the donation ...... one of only two believed to be in existence in N. Korea, the other is thought to be in the possession of wife no.3 of The Glorious Leader, Ko Young-hee.
TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE ....... SINGER GWEN STAFANI DONATED $1M TO THE TSUNAMI FUND.