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North Korea to Make Their Own Time Zone

North Korea will push back its standard time by 30 minutes to mark the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan’s colonial rule, the country’s official news agency said Friday.

North Korea’s clocks will be moved back a half-hour starting on the upcoming Aug. 15 anniversary, the Korean Central News Agency said.

The KCNA report said that “The time at 127 degrees 30 minutes east longitude or 30 minutes later than the present one shall be fixed as the standard time of the DPRK and called Pyongyang time,”

The report said the country’s cabinet and other government organs will take steps to carry out the decree, which was promulgated by the presidium of the cabinet, the Supreme People’s Assembly on Wednesday.

Source: Busan eFM News


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