Kim of North Korea gives educational aid to Koreans in Japan who support Pyongyang: KCNA

Ahead of the forthcoming 112th birthday of the late founder Kim Il-sung, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent stipends and an educational help fund to a group of pro-Pyongyang ethnic Koreans in Japan, the North’s state media announced on Sunday.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the fund and stipends were valued at 303.7 million yen ($1.98 million) combined.

Kim gave the money to “the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan for democratic national education of Korean children in Japan on the occasion of the 112th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung,” according to the KCNA.

The first hereditary succession of power under communism was established when the late founder, grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un, passed away in 1994 at the age of 82 from heart failure. (Yonhap)