We had a nice meeting then dinner with “Dear Leader” author Jang Jin-sung. He was a poet propagandist for NK dictator Kim Jong-il, his role was to convince South Koreans to support the NK regime. He later escaped to South Korea, he worked with a security agency connected to NIS, then later founded New Focus International.
He has made it clear that he is a fan of TNKR! He has proven it not only with his words, but his actions!
- Here’s a nice interview he did with TNKR’s co-founders a few months ago. (English, Korean)
- On June 24, he will be the featured speaker at TNKR’s third Global Leadership Forum. This will be a great chance to ask a question to a former member of North Korea’s elite and someone whose role it was to be sympathetic about North Korea.
- We will be announcing another update soon, TNKR’s Assistant Director Dave Fry is drafting the press release.
Every time I meet with Mr. Jang, I am amazed that he has taken such an interest in TNKR! He is internationally known, influential people contact him with specific questions about North Korea. He is incredibly busy, but despite that, he finds time to meet with us sometimes, including twice this week.