May 23, 2022

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Mongolian firm blocked from buying N. Korean ‘embassy’ in Tokyo

Source says complications with sale led Kim Jong Un to deny meeting with Mongolian President

A Japanese court has blocked a Mongolia-based company's bid to buy the Tokyo headquarters of the main pro-North Korea organization in Japan, Chongryon.

After months of screening, the Tokyo District Court announced on Thursday that due to purchase irregularities it would not allow the Ulan Bator-based Avar Limited Liability Company to purchase the property, which still serves as the headquarters for Japan's main pro-North Korea organization.