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FReeper Gets Internal N. Korea Documents via FNN; Concern Now Is Over Public-Order Collapse (Hot!)
Fuji TV Network from Sankei Shimbun from Internal DPRK Sources (in Japanese) ^ | 6 February 2003 | AmericanInTokyo

Posted on 02/05/2003 3:16:30 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo

[Sensitive Documents From North Korea the Japanese Recently Obtained]

As a service to Free Republic (and the cause of Truth, Freedom, and National Security) it is my pleasure to synopsize-translate-comment, link to the original report, and pass on to you a quite interesting report today from Tokyo, Japan. This comes through the services of Fuji Television (FNN News). It has to do with internal Communist Korean Worker's Party government documents smuggled out of North Korea which seem to show an increasing level of internal concern and nervous tension over a break up of public order (i.e. 'loss of control') and decline in socialist thought-control over average North Koreans.

This may explain exactly why Kim Jong-il appears to be acting uncharacteristically bold these days, and that brinksman North Korea seems intent to "go for broke" as perhaps there seems to be few options left for the cruel despots clinging to state-terror power.

Please read on, below (from the original Japanese-languge web report).


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dprk; fujinewsnetwork; internaldocs; kimjongil; northkorea; nukes; regimecollapse; socialorder
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--The smuggled document (pictured above) is apparantly a document produced and circulated within the Korean Workers Party ["choson minjujuiinminkunghwakuk rodongdang"] (the ruling Communist Party of dictator Kim Jong-il). The Party document which the Japanese news daily Sankei Shimbun (of the Fujisankei organization) obtained, is seen as authentic, written in Korean, stamped "Internal Party Use", and the document is entitled "Regarding Building a Stronger Approach Against The Developing Situation of Infiltration of Capitalist Thought in Korean Society".

--Fuji News says, for all intents and purposes, the documents means 'concerns about the beginning of breakdown of social order in North Korea.'

--It goes on with considerable concern that Western influences are starting to leak into North Korea, and this will bring about Western influence resulting in an undermining of 'social order.'

--It stated that increasingly, North Koreans have been searched who have been internal travelers or went overseas (or had contact with same), and they are getting their hands on forbidden American movies, tapes, pictures, novels, and bibles, all outlawed by North Korea as a threat to socialist order and Kim Jong-il's iron control.

--It says that such items, tapes, etc. are being seen not just by individuals, but being copied and then are 'infiltrating' North Korean society further; barter and exchange methods are used to buy and sell and distribute the threatening items. It says there is no way in knowing how many people are increasingly being 'poisoned by these capitalist diseases of thought.'

--The internal Party report is 16-pages long, shows extreme anger on the part of the Party, was labeled an 'Indoctrination Order' and was circulated inside the party throughout North Korea. The Party based a series of countryside lectures and mass indoctrination sessions on this report, and is attempting to resist strongly and accordingly thwart an unraveling of socialist order among the people.

--It said North Korean people are now attempting to pick up foreign radio broadcasts and circulate rumors and information. It said that those near the DMZ with South Korea are getting bolder and are tuning in to forbidden South Korean radio and have even 'been as bold as to learn South Korean songs and sing them'.

--It criticizes the troublesome influence of 'bourgeois-based' media penetrating the people's republic.

-- Interestingly, it expresses concern that Western-style haircuts for men, and shorter and tighter Western style skirts for women and more make-up, are beginning to spread in popularity, taking a swipe at the apparant change of the youth of North Korea.

--It critizes people turning to fortune telling because of their pathetic fate(s).

--A Professor Shigemura from Takushoku University in Japan says that since the black market in North Korea took off from 1995, all kinds of Western things have been slowly but surely trickling in to the closed society: the good (bibles, news) and the bad (porno, etc.), but the net effect is that it is inducing the the tired people into a mental escape mode whereby they embrace and gravitate toward those Western things and begin to shut out further the omnipresent DPRK mentral indoctrination. The Party seems to be having a problem promoting socialist, chuche independence, and Kim Jong-il Thought.

--It said that people are having to fend for themselves more aggressively, now that rationing system has been done away with, and many people are turning hopelessly to fortune tellers, taking their minds off of the dictates of the Party.

--It is said the Party must put its foot down at all costs, reject and keep out ALL Western influences and Capitalist influences, for it may erode and decay the socialist system.

--The report also candidly states there has been a separation between the Thought of the Party (what it wants to promote and what it dreams for) and the Thought of the People (that it does not go along with the dreams of the Party). No matter what the Party orders, people are beginning to just ignore it for it has no connection with their basic needs and desires. (It actually admits this in the Party report!)

Professor Shigemura claims that this may indeed show the 'beginning of the end', for the serious document to not only have been written internally in the first place, but also for it to escape the clutches of the Party and make it to the 'outside world.'

End of Synopsis

1 posted on 02/05/2003 3:16:30 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Interesting "It is said the Party must put its foot down at all costs, reject and keep out ALL Western influences and Capitalist influences, for it may erode and decay the socialist system." I also read a few days ago that Saddam joined the Baghdad SOCIALIST party in 1959. No wonder lefties worldwide are defending these creeps. They are fellow comrades in the struggle for marxism.
2 posted on 02/05/2003 3:19:18 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Wow! Freepin' fantastic!!
3 posted on 02/05/2003 3:19:49 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: backhoe
Ping.
4 posted on 02/05/2003 3:20:20 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Take a kid shooting and to play paintball.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Fantastic! Freeper News Service scoops again.
5 posted on 02/05/2003 3:20:58 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
This is actually good news for a change. Thanks for sharing it with us.
6 posted on 02/05/2003 3:21:38 PM PST by Eva
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To: AmericanInTokyo
In the USSR it began with Levis jeans. In the information age, it will be Bibles and porn. Ironic pairing.
7 posted on 02/05/2003 3:22:57 PM PST by Earl B.
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To: AmericanInTokyo
If this is legit, it could explain a lot about what has been/is going on in North Korea.

Wonder when this study was done?

What is causing the North Korean people to rebel spontaneously in a land with no free speech and no due process?
8 posted on 02/05/2003 3:22:58 PM PST by RobFromGa (Space Is The Final Frontier.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
bump
9 posted on 02/05/2003 3:23:00 PM PST by Diana Rose
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To: Capitalism2003
The Baath Party, which rules Iraq, is actually the Baath Socialist Party... but for some reason, the media rarely mentions that...
10 posted on 02/05/2003 3:23:00 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ('I WISH, at some point, that you would address those damned armadillos in your trousers." - JustShe)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Are you going to give this info to FOX ...??
11 posted on 02/05/2003 3:23:27 PM PST by CyberAnt ( Yo! Syracuse)
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To: viligantcitizen
I just saw this and sent it to the usual suspects out in 'netland...
12 posted on 02/05/2003 3:24:09 PM PST by backhoe (Has that "Clinton Legacy" made you feel safer yet?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
WOW!
13 posted on 02/05/2003 3:24:21 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The Party of Bill Clinton)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Bump
14 posted on 02/05/2003 3:24:31 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: Capitalism2003
The ruling Ba'ath parties of Egypt under Nasser, Syria under Assad and Iraq under Hussein were originally Communist fronts within the Islamic world.
15 posted on 02/05/2003 3:25:19 PM PST by wideawake
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The North Korean civilians could make the Ceaucescu's 'farewell party' look like patty-cake.

That would be good to see. Heads on Pikes!
16 posted on 02/05/2003 3:25:44 PM PST by headsonpikes
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Now if we can just beam MTV at them 24/7, we can accelerate the total demise of their society. Bwa ha ha ha haaaaa!!!
17 posted on 02/05/2003 3:25:50 PM PST by Sender (A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. -WOPR)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
BUMP!
18 posted on 02/05/2003 3:26:47 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (truth is the life blood of productive discourse)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Remember, just before the USSR collapsed, it was a crime for a Russian to own an copy machine.......
19 posted on 02/05/2003 3:28:19 PM PST by ken5050
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To: Sender
We could send Michael Jackson on a concert tour......
20 posted on 02/05/2003 3:28:59 PM PST by ken5050
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Wouldn't it be wonderful is a brave NK blew the brains out of this old commy dictator, and then the same happened in Iraq, Iran and Iraq re the their top bad a$$es.
21 posted on 02/05/2003 3:29:01 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Sender
Send the video of Madonna in pointy cone bras and Cher strutting her stuff under the 16inch battleship guns ....that will really freak out the NK's
22 posted on 02/05/2003 3:30:10 PM PST by spokeshave
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To: Diana Rose
Thank you DR, and all..... I am sure people will want to hit the link above. Please don't be discouraged in working your way through the Japanese. Unless there is a way to archive the Japanese version from the web ASAP, it may be difficult to access this story again.

1) Go to the link above.

2) A Japanese-language page for FNN will come up with a LOT of graphics.

3) Go to the Hot Link that looks like a PURPLE LABEL ON FILE DOCUMENTS, on the top of the page (that then links to "News").

4) Then, (still with me!?) scroll down to the final story on the page that was posted on 2/5/03 at 23:39 p.m. local in Tokyo, under "Breaking News". You'll find the story there.

Incidentally, the article is, in Japanese: "Sankei Shimbun, "Shihon Shugi no Byoma ni Okasare Shakai Chitsujo ga Hakai Sunzen" to no Kita Chosen Naibu Shiryo wo Nyutei"

Good luck.

Please, everyone give comments, compare to Russia/East Europe situation, etc., and what might be done to further decay the socialist order

23 posted on 02/05/2003 3:30:27 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
bump! great info- thank you! (This also dovetails nicely with the article about even the NK military blaming their leadership for starvation....)
24 posted on 02/05/2003 3:30:29 PM PST by jerseygirl
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Hopeful, but scary. This may be the most difficult yet to pull off a peaceful transition.

Imagine if Ceausescu had had nukes and missiles to project them.
25 posted on 02/05/2003 3:30:30 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I would like to know about internet access over in N.Korea. Consistently, our web site hits from Asia every month are always topped with the North Koreans.
26 posted on 02/05/2003 3:30:32 PM PST by abner (www.usflagballoon.com <--shameless plug)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I forgot to add..great report..thanks for your efforts....BTW, I predict that Bill Clinton will take credit for the collapse of North Korea....."It all started when I send Madeline Albright over there. Kim realized that if a country could have somethone like that as Secretary of State and still be powerful, man, he had no chance...so he folded.."
27 posted on 02/05/2003 3:31:04 PM PST by ken5050
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To: Chad Fairbanks
How is anyone supposed to take what you say seriously when you have a tag line like that....LMAO!!!!!!!
28 posted on 02/05/2003 3:31:15 PM PST by Dog
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Let freedom ring bump.
29 posted on 02/05/2003 3:31:55 PM PST by steveegg (Tiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmm-beeeeeerrrrrr!!!!!!!)
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To: Dog
It's not like they ever did BEFORE the Armadillo-laden Tagline ;0)
30 posted on 02/05/2003 3:32:30 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ('I WISH, at some point, that you would address those damned armadillos in your trousers." - JustShe)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Time to invade them with Pepsi and Coke, Levis and Dockers, KFC and McDonalds, some of the current singing and fully bouncing babes in cds and video clips, and send them a picture of what can be bought in a Walmart or Costco.

That should trigger mass assainations of the NK leadership.
31 posted on 02/05/2003 3:32:32 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I friend mentioned hearing something about there are
no birds in North Korea, they have all been eaten.
32 posted on 02/05/2003 3:32:50 PM PST by isom35
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To: AmericanInTokyo
It certainly appears that the North Koreans are worried about losing ideological control over the population, but I don't think that implies in any way that a public order collapse is imminent.

It is, however, an encouraging development. I still think that the North Korean population is inecapable of overthrowing that government, and this may, in fact, be even worse news for them. The government is likely to crack down even harder.

33 posted on 02/05/2003 3:32:52 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: ken5050
I'm blind, I'm blind.
34 posted on 02/05/2003 3:33:56 PM PST by steveegg (The sad thing is, you just looked into the Klintoon Playbook)
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To: steveegg
Once you get to this news pager, there is an English version. Caveat! Then English usually appears a day later. Therefore, you might be able to find this story tomorrow on this link in English. Cross your fingers. (It's not up there now, I checked).
35 posted on 02/05/2003 3:34:08 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
It's well-known that Kim himself enjoys many Western goods. He has a satellite dish, watches Western movies, is a porn addict. Of course that stuff is only for the higher-up Party members, they can't let the serfs enjoy them.
36 posted on 02/05/2003 3:34:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Time to ratchet up the propaganda war against N.K. as well as Iran. And I can't think of any better guys to do it than team Bush/Rumsfeld.
37 posted on 02/05/2003 3:35:10 PM PST by jpl
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Please let this story be there when they do the translation.
38 posted on 02/05/2003 3:35:36 PM PST by steveegg (I knew I should've studied Japanese; it would have proven helpful lately)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
it might be a nice time for Pres. Bush to make a speech to the NK people stating that the US is not against them, just their leadership, and that if their leadership were different (e.g. regime change) we would be more than willing to provide food and medical aid.
39 posted on 02/05/2003 3:35:47 PM PST by jerseygirl
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To: ken5050; spokeshave
I was thinking endless rap videos like Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, and maybe Marilyn Manson. Hey, we're the Great Satan.
40 posted on 02/05/2003 3:36:02 PM PST by Sender (-A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. -WOPR-)
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To: Sender
Works for me.....could we please include the Osbornes....and maybe even Streisand...
41 posted on 02/05/2003 3:37:16 PM PST by ken5050
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Fabulous find!
42 posted on 02/05/2003 3:37:27 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Sender
Some tantalizing McDonald's commercials--catering to NK tastes (filet of collie; Big& Tasty terrier, kitten McNuggets)
43 posted on 02/05/2003 3:38:48 PM PST by jerseygirl
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Very Good!
44 posted on 02/05/2003 3:38:49 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Better yet, click the upper right yellow button marked ENGLISH.
45 posted on 02/05/2003 3:40:29 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: AmericanInTokyo
bttt
46 posted on 02/05/2003 3:41:02 PM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Another caveat! (not "Dick Caveat!") for those that want to find it in Japanese with the link instructions (but are trying to do this without Japanese comprehension or Japanese character fonts).

Note: The Fuji page (www.fujitv.co.jp) is updated and layout is shifted around sometimes almost every 10 or so minutes. So where I initially in the thread said it might be on that page, well, that may well change!

The key here is to find the dispatch filed by Fuji today at 23:39 (in brackets) on that page. That will take you to the story in Japanese with the same photo of the internal DPRK docs. Keep looking for that 23:39. I also think there was a video stream of this report, too.

47 posted on 02/05/2003 3:41:15 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The ultimate threat:

Behave yourselves or we will airdrop transistor radios, portable TVs, and laptop computers over your country. Muwahahahahahaha!!! With free Internet!

Oh! And DVDs! Barbara Streisand in Yentl!


48 posted on 02/05/2003 3:41:43 PM PST by VadeRetro
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To: dfwgator
Yep. He's weird alright.
49 posted on 02/05/2003 3:42:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: jerseygirl
Send them St Bernards...(if there are any left after the Chinese done eating)
50 posted on 02/05/2003 3:42:56 PM PST by spokeshave
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