September 21, 2020

Kyodo News Agency insists Pyongyang bureau operates “lawfully”

Investigation by Sentaku magazine questions company's remittances to Pyongyang

Kyodo News Agency on Thursday defended the legality of its bureau in Pyongyang, amid reports in Japan suggesting the company's activities in the DPRK represented a "loophole" in Japanese unilateral sanctions against the DPRK.

The comments come in response to a report in the October issue of Japanese monthly magazine Sentaku, which investigated Kyodo News's remittances to North Korea and the editorial independence of its bureau.