National Seminars on Juche Idea Held
in India, Mexico, Japan, etc.

    The year of 2012 was a commemorative one when Kimilsung-Kimjongilism was declared by First Secretary Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.
    During the year, societies for the study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism were formed in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe and thus the study and dissemination of the Juche idea has come to be conducted by the people, while making a deep study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.
    To celebrate the birthday of First Secretary Kim Jong Un national seminars on the Juche idea were held in India, Mexico, Japan, etc. early in 2013.

For Bringing About Humanity's Ideal:
Independence and Self-reliance
―Participated by Representatives from Juche Idea Study Groups
in 11 States―

    A National Seminar on Juche Idea was held in New Delhi on January 5, 2013 to celebrate the birthday of First Secretary Kim Jong Un.
    It was attended by educationists, media persons, jurists, social activists and leaders of various political parties along with representatives of Juche idea study groups from 11 states of India.
    The dais was occupied by distinguished persons from academic, political and social circles including Dr. Vishwanath, director general of the IIJI Board; Prof. Harish Gupta, director general of the ARIJI Board, Hon. Mr. Mangat Ram Singhal, former Minister of Social Welfare, Labour, Employment, Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs, of Delhi State; Secretary Rajesh Yadav of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee; and Chairman H.S. Ranauta of the Chandigarh Forum of Self-reliance and Independence, who is also designated Regional Grand Master of Region of Free Masorry, India.
    It was also attended by H.E. Mr. Rim Hoe Song of the DPRK Ambassador to India.
    Prof. S. N. Tiwari, anthropologist, presided over the national seminar.
    Prof. Harish Gupta, who started the proceedings, pointed the peerless qualities of head and heart of First Secretary Kim Jong Un as follows:
    First Secretary Kim Jong Un is a tower of strength for us. He acts every inch as a leader who inspires his people by sharing with them their weal and woe. He gives them on the spot guidance. He visits factories, construction sites, dams, power houses and military bases and inspires every one with his presence and wise guidance. The launching of satellite last year is the proof of his far sightedness and gives a message to the imperialists, that Korea is no Iraq or Afghanistan.
    In his address, Dr. Vishwanath traced the history of the First Secretary and said: He is the symbol of the unity of the people, the Army and the Party of Korea and its stability. His zestful leadership has given extra strength to the country.
    Prof. Suresh P. Pathak, director of the ARIJI Board, pointed out that the economic resurgence, the self-dependence in military preparedness are the living proof of his leadership and that the launching of a satellite, unaided by any external agency, a totally Korean venture, under the leadership of the First Secretary is a living proof of his greatness.
    Mr. H. S. Ranauta expressed his determination to disseminate the Juche idea widely in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.
    Mr. Rajesh Yadav said that independence and self-reliance as the basic principles of the Juche idea are the ideal of the humanity to be learned from by the world people.
    Hon. Mr. Mangat Ram Singhal as chief guest of the national seminar, praised the system prevalent in Korea, where everyone has a roof over his head, where everyone has a work to do and where everyone has sufficient food to survive, no one sleeps with an empty stomach.
    In his address the DPRK Ambassador Rim Hoe Song said that under First Secretary Kim Jong Un, the Korean people are making progress in economic, education, scientific and other fields, and on their own they launched their satellite. Then he pointed out that Korea is a country who does not have any terrorism, where there is no theft or disorder and that the First Secretary is a source of strength to all of them.
    Thus, the national seminar marked the first gathering for those Indian Juche idea researchers to advance positively the study and dissemination of the Juche idea for the year 2013 in India, while learning from the idea and activities shown by First Secretary Kim Jong Un.

Learning from Juche Idea along with DPRK's Reality
and Disseminating this Idea Broadly

    A national Seminar on the Juche Idea on "Juche Idea and DPRK's Reality" was held in Mexico City on January 14, 2013.
    The report to the national seminar was made by Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez, member of the Mexican Parliament who is also secretary general of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea, and chairman of the Mexican Committee for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.
    In his report he said: The DPRK is a socialist country the U.S. fears most. It is because that the DPRK is stepping up the building of a thriving socialist country under the uplifted banner of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism. The DPRK has made many achievements in the struggle to build a socialist economic giant and improve the standard of people's living despite the vicious moves of the U.S. to stifle it. It is also because the DPRK is a political, ideological and military power in which all the people are united in single mind around the party and the leader and which is equipped with powerful offensive and defensive means including nuclear deterrent. 
    He continued: Kimilsung-Kimjongilism is the ideology that advances the cause of humanity's global independence. So, we should deeply study this ideology and widely disseminate it among the Mexican people.
    The report was followed by speeches of Secretary General Arquimedez Perez Bello of the Mexican committee and other personages.
    Those speakers explained in depth and proved the validity and vitality of the Juche idea in combination with the reality of the DPRK where Juche is alive.

Learning from Juche Idea and
Building Independent and Peaceful Country

    A National Seminar on the Juche Idea for Independence and Peace was held in Okinawa on January 13, 2013.

    The national seminar was held under the auspices of the Japanese National Liaison Council of Societies for the Study of the Juche Idea (JNLCSSJI) and the Okinawan Liaison Council for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism (OLCSKK).
    It was attended by some 100 people from all over Japan including: Prof. Emeritus Sakugawa Seiichi at Okinawa University who is also president of the JNLCSSJI; Secretary General Ogami Kenichi of the IIJI; Mr. Kina Shokichi, musician who is ex-Member of the House of Councilors; Prof. Emeritus Taira Kenichi at Okinawa University; Chairman Kina Masaharu of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly; Secretary General Nakazato Osamu of the OLCSKK who is ex-chairman of the Marine Branch of the All Garrison Forces Labour Unions; Secretary General Hanawa Fujio of the JNLCSSJI and Vice-President Sumiya Keizo of the Japanese Society for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.
    Similarly, a message of solidality from Mr. Yamauchi Tokushin, Member of the House of Councillors, reached to the national seminar.
    Mr. Hanawa Fujio made an opening address, which was followed by the speech of Mr. Kina Shokichi.
    In his address, after mentioning his political activities along with musical ones for a long period of time, Mr. Kina Shokichi poured out his heart in that he was bound to study the Juche idea and contribute to the cause of the Okinawans so as to play some roles in building a world where nations can give full play to their identities or individualities and cultivate cultures of their own, without tolerating the earth to be destroyed.

    Given at the national seminar were lectures: "To Build Independent and Peaceful Okinawa by Learning from the Juche Idea" by Prof. Emeritus Sakugawa Seiichi and "First Secretary Kim Jong Un Guiding Era of Independence" by Research Associate So Myong Nam at Korea University in Japan.
    Prof. Emeritus Sakugawa pointed out specifically how many incidents and accidents had been provoked by the U.S. garrison forces in Okinawa, an island whose land area is only 0.6 per cent of the total of Japan, which is stationed by 75 per cent of the total of the U.S. garrison forces in Japan.
    He continued and stressed: Only being based on the Juche idea that clarifies the essential qualities of human being, can it be possible to make Okinawa and Japan as well independent.
    At the beginning of his lecture, Research Associate So Myong Nam expressed his impression of his first visit to Okinawa through overlooking or visiting many places like the U.S. military bases, the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, caves used in the period of war-time, in that Okinawa is the sacred ground for anti-war and peace, the city of witnesses, and the area for resistance.
    Then, he gave explanations to the New Year Address given by First Secretary Kim Jong Un along with his works and slogans made public last year and said: It is because he has been carrying forward the legacies and instructions of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, advancing straightforwardly the path of independence, the path of Songun and the path of socialism, that he is so beloved by the people.
    The Research Associate also showed the participants the features of the Korean people's lives today by using photos taken and edited by himself during his last visit to Korea.
    Similarly in the seminar, Mr. Kina Masaharu referred to the political movement he had been involved in to make a change in politics in Japan including Okinawa.

    Prof. Emeritus Taira Kenichi mentioned that in order to break through the current situation in which Japan is so obedient to the U.S. that it cannot display sovereignty as the nation ought to do, it is inevitable to study the Juche idea, the guiding idea to realize the independent requirement of the people by indicating them to display their strength for the fundamental transformation of the society.
    A closing address was made by Mr. Sumiya Keizo.
    The seminar was followed by dance performances like Yaeyama traditional dances and others by students at Okinawa University. It was a moment of time when those participants could really feel that the Okinawans have lived their lives in their places rich in nature, by cultivating their own culture, while aspiring after happiness in life.