The DPRK authorities have decided to pull back the current time zone by half an hour to get rid of the “colonial legacy of Japan, Yahoo News reports with reference to the local media, Joinfo.ua informs.
The new time takes effect August 15, on the 70th anniversary of liberation from the Japanese authorities. At the moment, the time zones of North Korea and South Korea coincide with Japan and is GMT + 9.
“The wicked Japanese imperialists committed such unpardonable crimes as depriving Korea of even its standard time while mercilessly trampling down its land with 5,000-year-long history and culture and pursuing the unheard-of policy of obliterating the Korean nation,” the Korean news agency writes.
South Korea (Republic of Korea) is not going to change the time zone. The Minister of for the reunification of the Republic of Korea said that the actions of their northern neighbors have a negative impact on the work of the joint industrial parks located on the border between the two Koreas.