North Korea to issue Repatriation stamps

North Korea issue a new stamp on 16th December to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Repatriation of Korean Nationals returning from Japan.

The first of over 90,000 Korean nationals living in Japan returned on 16th December 1959 on a ship named Mangyongbong, which is featured on the stamp.

A special miniature sheet will also be released depicting President Kim II Sung welcoming the first of the returned Korean citizens.

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