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

North Korea’s tourism bureau has since around August been asking a travel agency in Japan to sell commemorative stamps to Japanese people, according to public security authorities and sources well-versed in bilateral ties.Likely behind the move is an effort by North Korea to make up for an apparent shortfall in hard currency at a time when the country has restricted trading with China, its main benefactor, due to the coronavirus pandemic.The request involves asking the travel agency to seek out Japanese interested in North Korean postal stamps and sell them to such people. Among the targets ar…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly