Kim Jong Un can do what dad and grand dad couldn't do for country, claims ex sushi chef
Pyongyang, Aug 11 (ANI): A Japanese man, who was the personal sushi chef of former North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il, has praised the dead leader's son Kim Jong-Un, saying the young dictator is capable of taking the country in a good direction.
He can lead North Korea in a good direction. What his grandfather Kim Il Sung couldn't do, and what his father Kim Jong Il couldn't do, will be done by Kim Jong Un, Kenji Fujimoto told Times Magazine.
For 12 years Fujimoto was the personal chef of Kim Jong-Il, until he fled in 2001, leaving behind his North Korean wife and children.
According to The Independent, Fujimoto's reputation was boosted when he correctly predicted two years ago that Kim Jong-Il would name his youngest son as his successor.
In fact, he said he knew years earlier on Jong-Un's ninth birthday that his fate had been decided.
The young Prince was his father's favourite, he recalls, a strong-willed boy who knew how to lead people, unlike his timid older brother Kim Jong Chul, who famously tried to visit Tokyo Disneyland on a forged passport in 2001, Fujimoto, who recently returned from a meeting with Kim Jong-Un in North Korea, has said.
According to the paper, Fujimoto also rejected claims that during his recent visit he carrying backchannel messages from the Japanese government to the Kim regime, or vice-versa.
I did not visit North Korea to conduct government business, the paper quoted him, as saying. (ANI)