After stating it had been "deprived" of its standard time by the Japanese, North Korea is creating its own time zone.
When you think you are that powerful in the 21st century as North Korea leader thinks, than you can play God with the world. The newest small-state problem is its own national time. North Korea came up with a plan to make its own time zone. Pyongyang said they will be pulling back their watches from standard time by 30 minutes, making it GMT+8.30 instead of +9.
This move is a diplomatic protest aimed at Japan, North Korea’s former colonial overlord. North, South Korea and Japan have had the same time zone since Japan’s rule over what was once a single Korea, between 1910 and 1945.
Korean Central News Agency, the country’s official, said that a sovereign Pyongyang time is rooting out the legacy of the Japanese colonial period. The new tie zone will start on August 15, the date that marks the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule at the end of the Second World War.
The Korean Central News Agency said in a report that the wicked Japanese imperialists done inexcusable crimes, such as depriving Korea of EVEN its standard time. The KCNA also read that Japan has deprived a 5,000-year-long history and culture. They have had enough. Or Kim Jong Il is bored to death.