Kimilsung-Kimjongilism Being Studied in Effort to Put It into Practice
-Study and Dissemination Conduced in India,
Japan and Venezuela Early in 2018-

     The study and dissemination of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism is now attracting a growing interest among people on a worldwide scale.
     In December 2017, amid the interests and concerns of Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists in various parts of Japan, a “Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works” was formed duly in Osaka by electing eminent people in broad walks of life as its office-bearers.
     Introduced here are some of the study and dissemination of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism that were conducted in India, Japan and Venezuela early in 2018.

National Seminar on "Equal Rights and Liberty-Key to World Peace"

     The Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea (ARIJI) organized a National Seminar on “Equal Rights and Liberty―Key to World Peace” at the School of Open Learning, Delhi University on February 9, 2018 on the eve of the 76th birth anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
     It was attended by eminent citizens like advocates, journalists, judges, professors, political party leaders, youths, etc. Also, the members of the DPRK Embassy to India headed by H.E. Ambassador Kye Chun Yong joined it.
     The dais was occupied by Prof. S.N. Tiwari, an anthropologist of international fame and ex. Dean Sciences, Delhi University, Hon. Yoganand Shastri, former Speaker of the Delhi State Assembly and Minister of National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi State, Prof. Harish Gupta, director general of the ARIJI Board, and Mr. Mukesh Sharma, secretary general of the ARIJI.
     Prof. Harish Gupta introduced the topic in all its aspects to the audience. Touching upon the brief history of Korea’s Struggle for independence under the leadership of President Kim Il Sung along with the role of Songun politics put forward by General Secretary Kim Jong Il, and then stressed that today under the guidance of Chairman Kim Jong Un Korea is witnessing an all-round development like food for everyone, free medical aid, roof on the head of every family, peace and prosperity along with full military preparedness.
     Saying that liberty means liberty to all and it goes hand in hand with equal rights, Dr. Shekhar Sarkar stressed that to talk of liberty for some and deny it to some means frustration and this injustice leads to all sorts of troubles.
     Prof. S.P. Pathak, director of the ARIJI Board who is also president of the Indian Society for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism referred to the concept of sovereign equality, and moved on to say that the DPRK should not be regarded as Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan and that any attempt to browbeat the fatherland would be at the deadliest cost of the aggressor.
     H. E. Kye Chun Yong who had been invited to take the floor, gave an outline of the present day situation, and said that the world can never forget the holocaust and destruction wreaked by the merciless in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. He further stressed that the DPRK’s weapons are meant for self-defense and not for offence like the imperialists.
     Saying that unless the great powers accord equal rights to others there would be difficulties and the human race would face danger, Hon. Yoganand Shastri suggested that we should take a leaf from the Juche idea and follow it earnestly.
     In his presidential address, Prof. S.N. Tiwari said that we are proud to pay our tribute to General Secretary Kim Jong Il on the eve of his 76th birth anniversary and wished Chairman Kim Jong Un Godspeed and every success in his efforts to make Korea a vibrant, powerful and prosperous country.
     A message addressed to Chairman Kim Jong Un in the name of the participants of the seminar was adopted and handed over to H. E. Kye Chun Yong.

Symposium on Anti-imperialism, Independence,
World Peace and Solidarity between Japan and DPRK

     To commemorate the 76th birth anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il, a symposium was held in Naha, Okinawa on February 11, 2018. It was attended by not only scholars, social activists and artists from Okinawa but also Juche idea researchers from other parts of Japan.
     The following panelists made their statements respectively: “Characteristics of Contemporary Imperialism as an Observation of the Situation of the Korean Peninsula” by Prof. Emeritus Taira Ken-ichi at Okinawa University, who is also co-representative of the Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works; “Overcoming the Tragedy of a Divided Nation: the North and the South” by Mr. Kina Shokichi, artist; “Lesson from the defeat in the Municipal Election of Nago, Okinawa” by Mr. Nakamura Zenko, municipal assemblyman of Nago, and “The Road to Independence to Realize Lasting Peace in Okinawa and the Rest Parts of Asia” by Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general of the IIJI, who is also advisor to the Society for the Study of Kim Jong Un Works.
     Prof. Emeritus Taira Ken-ichi mentioned the fact that contemporary imperialism has been maneuvering for world domination with its massive armed forces by disguising the world public in many ways, while making Japan and other countries subjugated to the former.
     He likened the relationship between the United States and the DPRK to that between an elephant and a hedgehog in such a way as the hedgehog, the small one, by covering the whole body with needles keeps the elephant out of handling it. In this context, the nuclear deterrence is the lifeline to the DPRK. Then he said that US imperialism that had continued to threat other countries with its nukes then came to face the fear of being threatened with other’s nuclear weapons.
     Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general of the IIJI, raised a statement with the following system: 1. Anti-imperialism and independence is a universal issue in the movement of the contemporary world; 2. Restoration of socialism and solidarity with it-the key to developing the Japanese movement; 3. Solidarity with the DPRK is a guarantee for peace in Japan.
     In the first part, after referring to the brutality of both US and Japanese imperialism engraved in history, he further mentioned: although US imperialism has been weakened by now, there have still existed their vassal forces, so that anti-imperialism and independence will be a universal cause to be achieved in the contemporary movement.
     In the second part, he referred to the fact that it is a common desire of all human beings to live in peace, helping one another with respect for each other. In this context, he mentioned the historical fact that movements to realize socialism as the common desire of the people had spread throughout the world, and then gave an analysis to the frustration of socialism in the USSR and some of the East European countries and its effects. Then, he explained the DPRK in such a way that it is the only country that has made a success in the socialist construction, along with the Juche idea, Kimilsung-Kimjongilism as its guiding idea in the revolution and construction.
     Then he moved on to say that the DPRK is on its own way toward the accomplishment of the national reunification, with its line of simultaneously promoting economic construction and the upbuilding of the nuclear forces under the leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Un.
     In the third part, he mentioned the peace movement in Okinawa. He said that under the circumstances that the US military bases have been reinforced for its aggression and wars, it does not make a sense that those who call for removing the US military bases from Okinawa in pursuit of “peace,” act in concert with the maneuvers of US imperialism that regards the DPRK with hostility, attempting to slaughter all its people. So, he suggested the necessity of conversion from the tendency as such. He reassuringly remarked that the road Okinawa should take is that to friendship and solidarity between Japan and the DPRK.
     With a question and answer taking place there, the symposium became a good opportunity for participants to make a deep understanding of its topic.

Juche Idea Researchers Discuss Their Work Plan for 2018

     In an effort to promote the study and dissemination of the Juche idea in Venezuela, Venezuelan Juche idea researchers including Prof. Omar Lopez, deputy director-general of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea, who is also president of the Venezuelan National Association for the Study of the Juche Idea and Prof. Isbel Mejias at Pedagogical Experimental Liberator University (UPEL), got together and discussed their work plan for 2018.
      This meeting was also attended by the Counselor of the Embassy of the DPRK to Venezuela, Mr. Han Song Guk, giving a presentation on the “New Year Address” for 2018 addressed by Chairman Kim Jong Un.

     They deepened their understanding of Korea as follows: The DPRK’s nukes plays a role as a defensive measure; the development of sciences in its own way leads to the strengthening of its own economy, its national independent economy so to speak; the monolithic unity of the Korean people for their struggle and construction consolidates their nation as a strong socialist and nuclear power.
     Besides, there were honest questions and answers about how things like self-sufficiency in food, health care and medicine, and the youth issue the DPRK has dealt with.
     Similarly, in view of the current international political and economic situation, they exchanged views and opinions on how the Venezuelan people strived hard to establish their own independent national economy under such circumstances as US imperialism enhances its blockade and sanctions on Venezuela.
     It was acknowledged in the meeting that it is now under way to give consideration to enhancing political and cultural communications between some municipalities in Aragua Province and DPRK in 2018.
     It was also acknowledged that to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, seminars on the Juche idea and Songun politics are being planned to be held in the following municipalities: Ezequiel Zamora, Santiago Marino, and Mario Briceno Iragorry; and Maracay City, etc. in 2018 on national and regional scales.