Espionage against Japan

Kan Myong-do has detailed information on the status of espionage against Japan in North Korea.

North Korea’s infiltration into Japan began in the 1950s. Japan was a unique base for infiltrating South Korea. First of all, there are 600,000 Koreans living in Japan.
Many of these are also members of the Korean Union, which supports North Korea, so it is convenient. And there is no spy crime in Japan. Therefore, even if they are arrested for information gathering activities, they can be deported at best. (Kan Myong-do, North Korea’s Top Secret)
North Korea’s Japan strategy begins with the acquisition of intelligence agents. For this purpose, Lee Dong-hao, First Deputy Director of the United Front, built Pyongyang Academy near Pyongyang near Pyongyang Mountain. It is located in a dense forest approximately 20 minutes drive from the center of Pyongyang. Although externally referred to as a training institution for overseas brethren, it is actually a training school for raising spies to infiltrate Japan.
In the third building, it was simply called “Biramine liaison office.” (Ibid.)

The Government Building No. 3 is a foreign espionage organization in North Korea. It is so called because the department in charge of external espionage was at the third building of the Workers Party of Korea headquarters.

North Korea has a special organization in Japan called the “sunflower espionage group”. This organization is operated by the People’s Armed Forces Reconnaissance Bureau separately from the Government Building No. 3, and is mainly responsible for monitoring each and every step taken when a North Korean key person is dispatched to Japan. Mission. The spies have a second and third surveillance network. After investigation, Kim Il-ryong was shot dead by the People’s Armed Forces Security Service without any trial. (Ibid.)