North Korea decided to align its time with South Korea as a first signal of unity

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said it was “a painful wrench” to see two clocks showing different Pyongyang and Seoul times on a wall at the summit venue during the historic meeting Friday with President Moon Jae-in. Kim pledged to scrap the northern time zone, which was created in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule after World War Two. South Korea and Japan are in the same time zone, nine hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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Korean different time

To remember, the two Korean liders the two leaders pledged to pursue denuclearization and a permanent peace. The historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has brought the Peninsula closer together than it has been in years.  South Korea has said it will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea. ‘It is not an abstract meaning that the north and the south become one but it is just a process in which the north and the south turn their different and separated things into the same and single ones,’ Kim said.

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