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N. Korea asks Japan-based travel agency to sell stamps to Japanese

North Korea’s tourist bureau has, because about August, been asking a holiday company in Japan to offer celebratory stamps to Japanese individuals, according to public safety authorities as well as resources skilled in reciprocal connections.

Likely behind the relocation is an initiative by North Korea to offset a noticeable shortage in hard cash each time when the nation has actually limited trading with China, its major benefactor, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The demand includes asking the holiday company to seek Japanese curious about North Korean postal stamps as well as offer them to such individuals. Among the targets are those that have actually taken a trip to North Korea in the past.

Authorities have actually been paying attention to the relocation, especially exactly how the stamps can be brought right into Japan as well as the cash made from the sale– in yen– can be paid to North Korea.

Japan has in concept prohibited the import of items from as well as the transfer of cash to North Korea as component of permissions troubled the nation over its nuclear as well as missile tasks.

A sheet of stamps celebrating an air program kept in Wonsan in the eastern component of North Korea in September 2016 can bring ¥ 20,000 ($ 190), according to the resources.

There are additionally examples of stamps of celebrating a political event, which illustrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the facility, along with those portraying a scene in which he stands near Chinese President Xi Jinping throughout among his brows through to the nearby nation, the resources state.

The State General Bureau of Tourism made the demand of a holiday company in Japan that deals with journeys to North Korea.

Amid the pandemic, North Korea is seeing a sharp autumn in tourists from China as well as Southeast Asia.

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