North Korea creates Pyongyang Standard Time as a snub to Japan

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SEOUL: North Korea has no time for Japan. Not anymore, at least. The country will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back by 30 minutes its current standard time, a legacy of the Japanese colonial rule. The new time zone will take effect August 15 — the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule at the end of World War II, North Korea’s official Central News Agency said Friday. The establishment of “Pyongyang time”…

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