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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 984 (Feb 22 to Feb 28, 2010)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

Kim Jong-il’s public activity
North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for one time from February 22 to February 28 in 2010.

A national agriculture conference
A national agriculture conference was held in Pyongyang on Feb 25 attended by the party and administrative officials and experts in the agricultural sector. (Korean Central Television on Feb. 25)

A national meeting of officials in the environmental protection fields
A national meeting of officials in the environmental protection fields was held in the People’s Palace of Culture on Feb 23. (Korean Central Television on Feb. 24)

A national meeting of journalists
North Korea reported that a national meeting of journalists and other media experts took place in the People’s Palace of Culture on Feb 22 in Pyongyang.

Inter-Korean Affairs

Criticism on the Korean government on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Lee administration
North Korea criticized 2years of the Lee administration, insisting that those years were inundated with “anti-national, anti-reunification, and anti-humanitarian atrocities.” (MinJu Joson on Feb 26.)

The General Staff spokesperson’s statement
North Korea released a spokesperson’s statement for the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army(KPA) and unleashed criticism over the annual Korea-US military drill, “Key Resolve” as a nuclear war rehearsal to preemptively attack North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency on Feb 26)

Foreign Affairs

A spokesperson’s statement for the “Committee on Compensation for Japanese Army Comfort Women & Victims of Forcible Drafting”
On the “March 1st Independence Movement Day,” North Korea defined the year of 2010 as the 100th anniversary of the invasive “Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty” and the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Japanese Imperialism.” Pyongyang also urged the Japanese government to deal with the settlement of the past as soon as possible, as this is the most important political issue that should not be delayed. (Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 28 )

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