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Story of Kim Jong Il

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, October 6 (KCNA) -- One November day in Juche 95 (2006), General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited a newly built rest home of peasants in Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province.

Guided to an amusement hall, he saw a yut-game board large enough for some twenty persons to play at the same time.

He said it would be good for people as many as twenty to play the yut game at the same time and that such folk amusements as yut, Korean chess and kkoni games should be encouraged at the rest home.

When an official told him that chess and kkoni boards were made outside, he said such boards should also be made inside to play the games in rainy days.

The officials were deeply touched by his deep care for peasants' pastime during their vacations.

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