Society for Study of Kim Jong Un Works
Inaugurated in Osaka to Commemorate Birth
Centenary of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk
An inauguration of a Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works to commemorate the birth centenary of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk was held in Osaka on December 24, 2017, with some 100 participants.
In the inauguration, "an Inaugural Ceremony” was preceded by “Commemorative Performances and a Banquet."
At the “Inaugural Ceremony,” guest speeches were made by Prof. Ie Masaji, representative coordinator of the Japanese National Liaison Council for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism; and Chairman Pu Yong Uk of the Headquarters in the Osaka Prefecture, the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) .
Prof. Ie Masaji referred to the current international situation, while stating that a Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works is inaugurated on an auspicious occasion of the birth centenary of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk. Further, he stressed: the inauguration of a study group of Kim Jong Un works has been declared at the time when the international relations are tense due to the emergence of the American-first policy of the US that is supported by its allies. This is of significance in advancing democratization of the international community and making the whole world independent.
Chairman Pu Yong Uk said that he was convinced that the inauguration as such would greatly contribute to the promotion of the study and dissemination of the Juche idea along with DPRK-Japan friendship movement.
Then, introduced there were messages sent to the inauguration by Mr. Arima Raitei, chief administrator of Shokokuji Temple; Mr. Himori Fumihiro, chairman of the Japanese Committee for the Support of Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea; Prof. Aiba Kazuhiko at the School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Tokushima University and others.
At the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general of the IIJI made a commemorative lecture entitled “The Most Outstanding People’s Leader Who Guides Cause of Independence to Completion.”
At the beginning of his lecture, stating that “The formation of a Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works is a timely historical event,” Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi continued as follows:
“It is just after the 6th death anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il who passed away on December 17, 2011. He was a leader who devoted his all to his homeland and people, and the Korean revolution to carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche carved out by President Kim Il Sung.
“December 24, 2017, today, falls on the very birth centenary of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk, a President Kim Il Sung’s revolutionary comrade.
“Mrs. Kim Jong Suk fought for the good of the people, for the future of her homeland, while passing through unimaginable hardships and passed away on September 22, 1949, at the age of 31. Although she lived a short life, she raised Kim Jong Il to be a leader admired by the people.
“The same goes with General Secretary Kim Jong Il who brought up Kim Jong Un to be an outstanding leader. In this context, it is of significance for us to inaugurate a Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works on a historical day of the birth centenary of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk.”
Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi gave a lecture with the following system: 1. the cause of realizing independence can be guaranteed only when it is led by a scientific theory; 2. the people’s cause of independence can be carried forward and accomplished only by an outstanding leader; 3. the people’s cause of independence can be accomplished only after a long-time effort to carry forward it; and 4. Chairman Kim Jong Un is the only leader to accomplish the cause of Juche.
Dr. Ogami said: the revolutionary cause in the DPRK has been succeeded to Chairman Kim Jong Un since President Kim Il Sung’s generation and then General Secretary Kim Jong Il’s, generation after generation. Chairman Kim Jong Un’s six-year activities bespeak that he is an excellent leader with full fidelity to President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il. Then he spoke about the characteristics of Chairman Kim Jong Un’s ideo-theoretical activities, introducing his brilliant leadership for the people in their struggles for implementing the instructions of the preceding leaders in an effort to glorify socialism that brings about happiness to the people. Dr. Ogami concluded his lecture by saying that Chairman Kim Jong Un is a leader who will terminally accomplish the cause of independence.
At the inaugural ceremony, a report on visiting the DPRK in December 2017 was made by Ms. Hayashi Yoko, head of a “Japanese Female Delegation to Learn from Mrs. Kim Jong Suk.”
Ms. Hayashi introduced to the audience what the delegation had learned from Mrs. Kim Jong Suk’ s revolutionary activities through their attending lectures and visiting revolutionary museums concerned in Pyongyang in the winter, which was cold and covered with snow. She read aloud a poem written by the delegation during their stay there. It was full of their determination to strive hard to promote their activities in Japan, while learning from Mrs. Kim Jong Suk.
The statute of the Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works and its office-bearers were proposed by Mr. Mikami Taichi, secretary general of the Preparatory Committee for the Society at the inaugural ceremony.
The following personalities were proposed and approved with applause: as advisors: Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general of the IIJI and Prof. Ie Masaji, representative coordinator of the Japanese National Liaison Council for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism; as joint representatives: Prof. emeritus Taira Ken-ichi at Okinawa University; Mr. Yamazaki Akira, chairman of the Center for Peace Movement in Toyama Prefecture, Mr. Abe Yupo, deputy director-general of the Ainu Association of Hokkaido; Mr. Komatsu Kiyoshi, chairman of the Matsumoto Citizens’ Conference in Support of Independent, Peaceful Reunification of Korea; Mr. Mikami Taichi, secretary general of the Japanese National Council for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.
Finally at the inaugural ceremony, a letter addressed to Chairman Kim Jong Un was read aloud and adopted.
In the “Commemorative Performances and a Banquet,” Ms. Yukie Ikebe played piano, Ms. Ikebe Mai sang songs, and the Osaka Korean Kamdan (tr. singing and dancing troupe) also sang songs.
Ms. Ikebe Yukie played piano music such as a song entitled “He who devoted his all to our fate and future,” with an admiration for Chairman Kim Jong Un; “Arirang variations,” and a song entitled “My mother,” while Ms. Ikebe Mai sang a Japanese song for schoolchildren and the like.
The Osaka Korean Kamudan sang Korean songs like a Korean celebrated poem and a recent hit song: “My glorified homeland” and “Let’s go to Mt. Paektu,” and others.
The venue was wrapped in warm feelings to celebrate the Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works inaugurated on the occasion of the birth centenary of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk.