Pyongyang sets clocks back 30 min to erase ‘colonial legacy’

The new ‘Pyongyang Time’ takes effect on Aug. 15, the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese rule at the end of World War II.

Midnight came twice here on Friday night as the citizens across the country set their clocks back half-an-hour. The country’s official Korean Central News Agency said the establishment of the ‘Pyongyang time’ is meant to root out the legacy of the Japanese colonial period.

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