Kenji Fujimoto

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Kim Jong Il's Sushi Chef Spills Amazing Stories

GQ goes behind the bamboo curtain with Dear Leader's former cook, friend

(Newser) - Most people who manage to escape North Korea are everyday folk who flee from the countryside, unable to shed light on the inner-most workings of Pyongyang. Meet Kenji Fujimoto, a Japanese sushi chef who spent years working as Kim Jong Il's personal chef and close confidant. Author Adam Johnson... More »

Power Struggle Looms in North Korea

Kim's sons, military will vie to take charge in wake of president's illness

(Newser) - With no obvious successor in the shadows, North Korea may be in for a bitter power struggle if reports prove true that President Kim Jong Il is gravely ill after suffering a stroke. The North Korean autocrat was mysteriously absent from 60th anniversary celebrations yesterday. The power vacuum could be... More »

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