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N. Korea: Kim's eldest son dishes dirt in upcoming bookKyodo(7 hr interview w/ reporter)
Japan Times ^ | 01/08/12

Posted on 01/08/2012 11:45:14 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Kim's eldest son dishes dirt in upcoming book Kyodo

Kim Jong Nam, the late Kim Jong Il's eldest son, provides his own frank account of North Korea's "Dear Leader" in a book that will hit stores Jan. 20, including his reluctance to let any of his sons take power, an editor at publisher Bungei Shunju Co. said.

The book by Yoji Gomi, a senior staff writer for the Tokyo Shimbun daily, is based on his extensive interviews with Kim Jong Nam and email exchanges between them, the editor said Friday.

In an email in January after Kim Jong Il's funeral Dec. 28, Kim Jong Nam voiced his opposition to the hereditary succession system that led to his younger brother, Kim Jong Un, being appointed North Korea's new leader.

Kim Jong Nam is also quoted by Gomi as saying that the existing power group will continue to hold the reins of power and plans to use the new, young leader as a symbol of North Korea.

Kim Jong Nam also said Kim Jong Il had remarked he wouldn't let any of his sons take power.

Gomi met Kim Jong Nam at a chance meeting at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2004. Gomi interviewed him in Macao and Beijing last year for around seven hours.

Kim Jong Nam recently asked Gomi to delay the book's publication, fearing it would displease Pyongyang, the Bungei Shunju editor said. But the publishing firm decided to release it anyway because it is "meaningful to deliver Kim Jong Nam's real voice at a time when North Korea is drawing global attention," the editor said.

(Excerpt) Read more at japantimes.co.jp ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: interview; kimjongil; kimjongnam; nkorea
This is a serious development.
1 posted on 01/08/2012 11:45:19 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 01/08/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’d wager their family reunions are already awkward.


3 posted on 01/08/2012 11:48:08 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Japanese publisher, correct? Can’t see this helping Japanese / Chinese relations, which haven’t been very good lately anyway.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 11:49:16 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Could be real juicy reading and make KJN as popular an author as Salman Rushdie.


5 posted on 01/08/2012 11:56:03 AM PST by yup2394871293
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; Cindy; AmericanInTokyo; All

Can you imagine their family reunions LOL!


6 posted on 01/08/2012 11:57:25 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He could have read the book outloud in less than 7 hours.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 12:01:07 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

8 posted on 01/08/2012 12:01:09 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

” But the publishing firm decided to release it anyway because it is “meaningful to deliver Kim Jong Nam’s real voice at a time when North Korea is drawing global attention,” the editor said.”

Yes, most meaningful to the publisher’s pocketbook, because it will sell more books now.


9 posted on 01/08/2012 12:06:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Kim Jong-eun, 'the King Beef' of N. Korea, carries on the family tradition of on-site tour, looking at things.


10 posted on 01/08/2012 12:10:03 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: nuconvert

That’s the book business in a nutshell.


11 posted on 01/08/2012 12:10:22 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: martin_fierro

The people get thinner and the leaders get fatter.


12 posted on 01/08/2012 12:22:41 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No Wire Hangers!


13 posted on 01/08/2012 12:24:11 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is the guy who humiliated Kim Jong Il around 2001 when he was discovered “going to Tokyo Disneyland.” In reality he was blowing loads of money in Tokyo at fuzoku (legalized prostitution).

One of his favorite prostitutes told the Japanese tabloids that his penis was so small that even Japanese condoms didn’t fit on his member.


14 posted on 01/08/2012 12:26:57 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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OMG serious his manhood is A JOKE ROFL that is funny


15 posted on 01/08/2012 12:32:52 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; nuconvert

That picture is from the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division that the piglet visited Jan 1. In the text they wrote that he personally checked that they had warm water! link today http://www.rodong.rep.kp/revolutionview.php?gno=2


16 posted on 01/08/2012 12:34:27 PM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Probably someone on the other side of the wall heating some water for the inspection. That’s the extent of the warm water. lol


17 posted on 01/08/2012 12:40:20 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith
Speaking of which, SK media reports that the commander of the division was seen in the picture with one star missing. He was a three star general in the photo seen previously, and now has only two.

It is clear from the photo that he was demoted, but speculation abounds as to why. Experts say that frequently a figure is just demoted but not purged when somebody else has made a serious problem but he only has joint responsibility (by regulation) for the incident.

18 posted on 01/08/2012 12:40:50 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I hope he’s paid up on his life insurance policies.


19 posted on 01/08/2012 12:41:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SevenofNine

>>OMG serious his manhood is A JOKE ROFL that is funny

Yeah, there were a bunch of tawdry details about how much he spent on these prostitutes - and some of the prostitutes were genuinely afraid because even though his Japanese was passable the prostitutes figured out who he was.

There were some rumors that the trips were actually arranged and facilitated by the yakuza for favors of gun and drug running to the Sado and Oki islands.

I knew a Japanese/Korean guy myself that owned a pachinko chain in Niigata and that used to come into the bar I frequented in Kyoto. He used to bring at least 5 hostesses or fuzoku girls and party until 5am - blew loads of money and bought everyone drinks. What a life.


20 posted on 01/08/2012 12:46:32 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

That cool thing about FR you learn stuff especially Good Bad and UGLYYYY LOL! about Kim Jong 11 ugly family


21 posted on 01/08/2012 1:07:32 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: struggle
This is the guy who humiliated Kim Jong Il around 2001 when he was discovered “going to Tokyo Disneyland.” In reality he was blowing loads of money in Tokyo at fuzoku (legalized prostitution).

LOL! I was wondering all this time what the heck is wrong with going to Tokyo Disneyland. Especially knowing his father was no Peter Pan as a kid either.

22 posted on 01/08/2012 2:50:18 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wouldn’t you love to be able to smuggle some copies of that back into North Korea?


23 posted on 01/08/2012 3:01:00 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BerryDingle

The deal was he used false passport he got busted for it that embarassed Elder Chia Pet LOL!


24 posted on 01/08/2012 3:40:52 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BerryDingle

>LOL! I was wondering all this time what the heck is wrong with going to Tokyo Disneyland. Especially knowing his father was no Peter Pan as a kid either.

Well the Tokyo Disneyland thing was pushed by the media because:
1. No one wanted the world to know that Japan still has somewhat legal prostitution.

2. No one wanted the world to know that a kid like Kim Jong Il’s was visiting them, probably arranged by the yakuza.

3. I think he had a Dominican Republic passport that was pretty well made by the Nork’s and no one wanted the world to know that there are a lot of Norks running around with well-counterfitted money and passports.

4. No one wanted to image a fat bastard like him sleeping with hot Japanese chicks.


25 posted on 01/08/2012 3:46:21 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SevenofNine

Maybe Chia pet was “embarrassed” because Japan was complaining their hookers were paid with counterfeit American hundred dollar bills.


26 posted on 01/08/2012 7:38:08 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

ROFL that could be possiblity having Japanese hooker complain about counterfit money LOL!


27 posted on 01/09/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BerryDingle

ROFL that could be possiblity having Japanese hooker complain about counterfit money LOL!


28 posted on 01/09/2012 9:32:35 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BerryDingle

ROFL that could be possiblity having Japanese hooker complain about counterfit money LOL!


29 posted on 01/09/2012 9:32:46 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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