• Short Summary

    In Japan on Friday (May 14th), 202 Koreans boarded the Russian ship Tobolsk for North Korea under a resumed repatriation agreement signed by Japan and North Korea.

  • Description

    In Japan on Friday (May 14th), 202 Koreans boarded the Russian ship Tobolsk for North Korea under a resumed repatriation agreement signed by Japan and North Korea.

    The 3,400-ton Tobolsk sailed from the port of Niigata on the Japan sea coast of Honshu Island as bands played and thousands of Koreans sang revolutionary songs on the quayside.

    The repatriates will be landed at the North Korean port of Chongjin.

    Japan repatriated more than 80,000 Koreans to the Communist north under a Red Cross arrangement which expired in December 1967. The new agreement was signed between the Japanese and North Korean Red Cross Societies in Moscow in March.

    Japanese officials said about 5,000 long-time Korean residents in Japan would probably return to North Korea under the new agreement. Some 88,000 wee repatriated under a previous agreement, but some 15,000 had applications in when the agreement expired.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRRG8EXWPXM6S3CFLZJR7CQE7
    Media URN:
    VLVACRRG8EXWPXM6S3CFLZJR7CQE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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