Kim Jong-il's Sushi Chef Returns to N.Korea

      July 23, 2012 10:35

      Late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's former sushi chef talks to the press at Beijing Capital International Airport on his way to Pyongyang on Saturday. /Kyodo News-Newsis

      A Japanese sushi chef who worked for late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and his family and has since made a career out of peddling his inside stories headed back to the North on Saturday, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

      The chef, who goes by the alias Kenji Fujimoto, was invited by the new leader Kim Jong-un, Kyodo reported. Fujimoto worked for the Kim family for 13 years and has written several books about their secretive lives.

      Speaking to reporters at Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday, Fujimoto said, "I'm not sure when I will get to meet Kim Jong-un. I will be staying in North Korea for two to three weeks."

      He said he was taking a blue-fin tuna as a gift for Kim.

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