The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sent a message of greetings to the Chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of the Korean Residents in Japan.
The message reads.
To: Ho Jong Man, Chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan
Esteemed Chairman Ho Jong Man,
We are greeting a new year 2021 on the sacred journey for realizing the desire for a great powerful country.
Greeting the hopeful new year, I send heartfelt congratulations and warm greetings of compatriotism to the entire officials of the General Association including its central leadership members and all Koreans in Japan.
Last year the General Association launched a more resolute struggle to open up a new heyday of the movement of Koreans in Japan despite the severe difficulties threatening the lives and the rights and interests of Koreans in Japan and thus achieved victory in all fronts for patriotism.
It is the greatest pride that the Conference of Representatives of Branches of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan unprecedented in history of movement of overseas Koreans was held with success. It can also be said with pride that remarkable successes were made in carrying out all patriotic undertakings. But the greatest and valuable success is that we have firmly defended the lives of our compatriots from the public health crisis worldwide.
I extend greetings of thanks to the officials of organizations, bodies and business firms at all levels of the General Association that devoted all sincerity for our precious compatriots and their families to greet a new year’s day in happiness in the spirit of making selfless, devoted service for the good of them.
At the same time, I extend noble respect to the inexhaustible loyalty and patriotic devotion made by Japan-resident Koreans who tenaciously overcame severe trials in a foreign country and wrote another proud page in the annals of patriotism and loyalty, firmly rallied behind the General Association.
The new year 2021 is a year of great change and grand struggle when an advance is launched for a new development and prosperity to realize the dream and ideal of the people according to the policy and goals for self-support and self-development put forward by the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
This year the General Association has to concentrate all efforts on the anti-epidemic campaign for defending the lives and safety of Koreans in Japan and should more forcefully dash forward for the harmonious and well-off community of Koreans in Japan full of Juche character and national character and for the reunification and prosperity of the fatherland by dint of strength of ideology and the might of single-minded unity.
I will embrace the officials of the General Association and Koreans in Japan more warmly as our great people living in an alien land and will devote my special affection on them as always.
I sincerely wish good health to our reliable officials of the General Association including Comrade Chairman and all other beloved Koreans in Japan and every family of compatriots will be full of love, hope and happiness.
Kim Jong Un,
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK
January 1, Juche 110 (2021)