Raid on North Korean Science Agency again
The raid again! The police raided six agencies, including Tokyo head office, November 26th, for exporting 60 packs of amino acid (IV fluid) over the amount limited by law (see picture below). They say it can be used for cultivation of viruses in order to produce biologic weaponry. This type of medicine smuggling is not the first time, but the police knew 8100 packs were already gone to North Korea in June. The reason for the raid supposedly it's a series of organized crimes all over Japan. The pic below is a capture of the moment, and the men apparently yelling at police are probably from the members from North Korea.
For those who are not very familiar with the activities of North Korea in Japan, I'll simply discuss the history. You know many Koreans are living in Japan, right? Many of them got away from Korean penninsula to Japan up until now. Japanese rule (1904 ~ 45), Korean war(1950), or Jeju massacre(1954) are the major era. After WWII, they built schools for children and taught them as they like, such as communism, Korean history, and worshipping Kim Il Song (Father of Kim Jong Il) of course in their language. Therefore, they have raised so many children in such a way that their character formation is completely far from that of Japanese. The number of those "zainichi" is now almost 600 thousands. If you wanna know how many schools they have built, just do the math. Of those taking an oath of loyalty for Kim Il Song, some have operated in secret like abductions as you may know. The agency, North Korea Science Agency became widely known very recently as an industry spy group infilterating Japan's various organizations and companies.
Well, now that I'm mature, this incident won't make me furious any more. I'm just calmly watching this. As a matter of fact, the raid on North Korean Science Agency is not the first time recently; see this article one year ago when the suspect was conducting illegal sales of medecine online. This raid later revealed the agency obtained military secret on SAM(Surface-to-air missile), besides just a illegal medecine sales or a charge of money counterfeiting. It's a typical arrest someone on a holding charge. Wmmm. It's an evidence of Japanese police working fine. So I'm not too worried.
Another reason making me calm is the number of members coming out of the building to resist against police was fewer than last year. It indicates that the organization has been weakened due to probable members withdrawal from this agency. It is now famous for members infilterating into Japanese self-difense force, police, or technology companies to absorb scientific technology. Yet people are well alerted these days.
However, I'm not fully satisfied. What makes me uncomfortable the most is the reaction the mass media show. NHK briefly reported this news with a scene of just the police entering the building although there was an interesting, big struggle.
NTV is worse. After reporting this, a news conference to media by North Korea Agency pops up, and he accused of the police. Well, as usual, TVs always favor Koreans. The case of TV asahi was very hilarious. A commentator gave a comment, after the report, defending North Korea, "These days, people in Korea are very conscious of their healthy, so it's inevitable for them to need more medicine as the consciousness spreads." Very funny! Aside from this obvious LIE, they ought to stop attempting false declaration when through customs.