Skip to comments.N. Korea: Kim's eldest son dishes dirt in upcoming bookKyodo(7 hr interview w/ reporter)
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.
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I’d wager their family reunions are already awkward.
Japanese publisher, correct? Can’t see this helping Japanese / Chinese relations, which haven’t been very good lately anyway.
Could be real juicy reading and make KJN as popular an author as Salman Rushdie.
Can you imagine their family reunions LOL!
He could have read the book outloud in less than 7 hours.
” 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.
That’s the book business in a nutshell.
The people get thinner and the leaders get fatter.
No Wire Hangers!
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.
OMG serious his manhood is A JOKE ROFL that is funny
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
Probably someone on the other side of the wall heating some water for the inspection. That’s the extent of the warm water. lol
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.
I hope he’s paid up on his life insurance policies.
>>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.