October 31, 2020

N.Korean officials in Beijing defect to Japanese embassy: S.Korean media

JoongAng Ilbo report yet to be confirmed by Seoul or Tokyo

UPDATE: Chosun Ilbo's Thursday edition claimed that the Mr. A in the article below has already defected to Seoul not Tokyo.

Two high-ranking North Korean officials stationed in Beijing sought asylum at the Japanese embassy at the end of September, South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported on Wednesday.