During the summer vacation in 2018, there were rumors that a Japanese person was lost during a trip to Pyongyang. After the suspected oops, it was left untouched.
Most of the year later, a domestic weekly magazine in Japan broke the truth about this oops, with the actual hammer. It turned out that the people who went on the trip were two Japanese university boys who got drunk and made trouble in the Koryo Hotel, smashing things. They made apologies and wrote a pledge before they were able to leave the country smoothly on schedule.
And the safe return of these two students, once returned to say that they do not recognize the debt. Not only are they unwilling to pay, but even the personal information they filled out is also false. In the end, the organization arranged the tour of a Chinese travel agency had to pay out of pocket to take the pot.
In August 2018, a junior male student at Keio University's Faculty of Commerce in Japan, and a junior male student at Tokai University's Department of Political Science and Economics, both traveled to North Korea together. (Keio University is equivalent to top-tier 985, Tokai University is equivalent to bottom-tier 211)
Japan has no official diplomatic relations with North Korea. For the average Japanese, entering North Korea is certainly a difficult and mysterious journey of individuality. The two men went through a Chinese travel agency and started their four-night, five-day tour on August 4, with a hotel at the Koryo Hotel, which is known as the number one hotel in North Korea.
The whole trip went well, and the night before they left Pyongyang, they went to a karaoke party at the Koryo Hotel and got drunk. They vomited after drinking, broke the models and potted plants that were set up in the hotel, and smashed the ashtrays in the room. But no matter what they were asked, they both said they were too drunk to remember.
The two men claim that their guide called them up early the next morning, Aug. 8, the day they left North Korea. On the first floor, the hotel manager gave them a big "surprise": they were taken back to their room and their 40,000 yen and 500 yuan in cash that they had with them were collected.
The two men promised to pay for the repairs upon their return to Japan and wrote a guarantee. The two men had very good luck and left the country on schedule without any problems. Two days after they left, another Japanese man caused trouble in Pyongyang and was arrested straight away.
August 8, 2018
We caused great trouble for Chosun because of excessive drinking and destroying models and potted plants in the hotel, etc.
These are actions that can never be forgiven. I vow to change this type of behavior in the future. I am sorry for the trouble I caused.
Compensation as requested by the hotel. After returning to Japan, we guarantee to pay 30,000 yen (about 1,875 yen at the exchange rate at the time) via ○○ within one month.
The two did not inform the Chinese travel agency that arranged the tour of anything that happened at that time. It was not until the evening of the same day that the travel agency on the North Korean side informed the Chinese travel agency of the incident and the pledge written by the two men. They did not say much about the details of the incident, except that "the students who had problems have been sent back to Japan as planned".
The Chinese travel agency sent an email to the two Japanese male university students that night to confirm whether they were under the control of North Korean personnel at the time of the incident. Was it the hotel security or the public security department or the military that rushed to deal with them? But after sending several emails, they did not get any reply from the two men.
After a week, it was hard to wait for the only time the two wrote back.
The main emphasis is on.
・In the morning of August 8, two people apologized sincerely to the person in charge of the hotel and made compensation. Therefore, this incident has been handled to the end.
・We have fully apologized and compensated. If we consider the price of North Korea, the amount of compensation is sufficiently excessive.
・There are several discrepancies between Chao Fang's explanation and our memory. They did not present concrete evidence and did not clarify our negligence.
・We do not intend to make compensation on top of that.
・We will not be allowed to return to our country unless we write a pledge. Since it was written under threat, it is invalid.
After sending this "justifiable" defense email to the Chinese travel agency, I never heard from them again. On the North Korean side, the cost of repairing the damaged models and potted plants, totaling $1,500, was eventually paid for by the Chinese travel agency.
In January 2019, the Chinese travel agency sent the charge sheet according to the address that the student from Donghae University had filled in when he first checked into North Korea. However, it was returned because the address was not found. When I called the phone number that was filled in on the formality for myself and my guardian's (brother) phone number, it turned out to be an empty number.
At the end of January, the travel agency confirmed with Tokai University whether the student was enrolled in school and whether the letter sent to the university's student office had been received. The university said that it could not answer because of personal information.
Only that student from Keio University is confirmed to be enrolled at the school. The one from Tokai University could not even be confirmed as a student of the university.
In the face of this kind of no responsibility, rogue pit other people's behavior, even with China, North Korea has not been against the Yahoo folks can not look down. Once the report came out, the high praise comments were almost all scolding the two Japanese college students.
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Obviously it's okay not to put it back.
I'm surprised that I came back alive.
This kind of talent should be detained for a long time and punished to warn the public.
You just think that you can act in a foreign country like you do in Japan.
I think the biggest problem is that the wrong personal information is used to enroll in the tour, and on top of that, without compensating for the damaged things, they are tone deaf and abandon their responsibilities, and they don't think they are evil looking. As a person, what do you think.
Moreover, what kind of eyes will the world look at when a current university student representing Japan does such a thing?
What I am most worried about is the personal safety of the Japanese who are in Korea at this moment, or who are going there in the future.
How to say, this broken cans are called defeated.
Obviously there is no need to worry about it, just arrest the person.
Confirm the passport, right?
It's clear that the names (of both of them) can be disclosed!
But it was a shock not to be detained (by North Korea).