Different people have different responses to anger. Some binge eat when they’re upset while others scream, drink, throw stuff or even cry.
Kim Jong-un, however, orders missile launches.
Kenji Fujimoto, who served as the former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung’s personal sushi chef, recently revealed the real reason behind Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6 and a long-range rocket launch on Feb. 7.
During an interview with a Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, Fujimoto revealed how Kim makes drastic nuclear decisions when he gets angry over the United States’ treatment of North Korean diplomats.
“I have no intention of waging war,” Kim said, according to Fujimoto. “It's that whenever a diplomat tries to approach the U.S., they come up with unreasonable demands. They aggravate me, so I launch missiles.”
So, if these claims are true, North Koreans are enduring the crippling effects of Western economic sanctions just because their leader is short-tempered.
Fujimoto’s statement comes after he reportedly returned from a rare trip to North Korea. According to Mainichi Shimbun, Kim invited him for a brief stay from April 12-23 – in time for the celebrations of Kim Il-sung’s 67th birthday on April 15.
The former chef is 68 years old and uses a pseudonym while appearing in news. Since he receives “$1,000 a pop” to spill the beans on Kim on Japanese television, he is also referred to as a “professional Kimjongunologist.”
“There’s no one else in Japan. I am the only one,” he claimed in an interview, according to The Washington Post. “This is all secret, and I am revealing all my secrets to the world. For that, I can be executed by firing squad anytime.”
Fujimoto spent around 13 years in North Korea before escaping in 2001.
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