The President of the Korean Olympic Committee and the sports sergeant Kim Iliya arrived at Haneda Airport in Japan on November 27. He will attend the National and Regional Olympic Committee Association (ANOC) plenary meeting in Tokyo from the 28th. As a part of the sanctions, the Japanese government prohibits the entry of Korean nationals in principle. In view of this, in the view of the Japanese media, it is rare for the Japanese government to make an exception to allow North Korean ministerial officials to enter the country.
Japan's Kyodo News reported on November 28 that the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yu Yiwei, on the 27th, continually permeated the concept of prohibiting discrimination against nationality in the international sports community, saying that as a special case, North Korean sports were allowed to enter the country. In the opinion of Japanese public opinion, the government of Abe is exploring a summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, to resolve the North Korean kidnapping of the Japanese. The admission of the government is also considered to be intended to show the willingness to dialogue.
Zhai Yiwei denied the possibility of meeting with relevant Japanese government officials during Kim Jong-gu's visit to Japan, saying that as a government, he would not talk to him. The Japanese Olympics, Sakurada Yoshihiko, who will attend the meeting, also said at the press conference: There is currently no (meeting) plan. I will not initiate it. In addition, Kim Il Sung did not respond to media questions at the airport.
Kyodo News reported that the Japanese government had previously imposed sanctions on North Korea's delegation to participate in international sports events. North Korea has indicated its intention to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The Japanese government also believes that the entry permit for participation in Olympic-related meetings can be understood by public opinion.
The heads of the DPRK and the ROK agreed to hold cooperation at the third meeting of the year in Pyongyang in September to realize the DPRK-ROK team's participation in the Tokyo Olympics and the joint bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. Kim Ilok Kok was considered to be also likely to contact South Korea during his stay in Tokyo to discuss Korean-Korean cooperation in sports.
The Korean Sports Interview Day is considered to be the official member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), accompanied by the North Korean delegation to the Sapporo Winter Asian Games in February 2017.
NHK TV said that the relevant person in Japan and the North Korean Federation held the North Korean flag at the airport to welcome Kim and the country. Kim Il-guo shook hands with the greet and smiled, but did not answer questions from the reporters on the spot. The Japanese Broadcasting News Agency, which is analyzed by the official media, said that North Korean cabinet members' visit to Japan was the first time since 1991, after 27 years.
The TV station also said that North Korea is striving to form the Korean Peninsula team in international competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and strives to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics with South Korea. The DPRK is believed to demonstrate the reconciliation of the Korean Peninsula to the international community on occasions such as the Olympics-related conferences.
This meeting is a plenary meeting of the National and Regional Olympic Committee. About 1,300 people from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Chairman Bach and various national and regional Olympic Committee (NOC) will attend the meeting.