Pyongyang, January 25 (KCNA) -- Officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) met at the Korean Hall in Tokyo of Japan on Jan. 20 to vow to carry through the important tasks set forth by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un in his New Year message on the occasion of Juche 112 (2023). Attending the meeting were Ho Jong Man, chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee, Pak Ku Ho, first vice-chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee and director of its Organization Department, Nam Sung U, vice-chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee, Pae Jin Gu, vice-chairman and concurrently director general of the General Affairs Department of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee, Jo Il Yon, vice-chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee, Song Kun Hak, vice-chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee and concurrently director of its Education Department, So Chung On, vice-chairman and director of the Department for International Affairs and Reunification of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee, Kang Chu Ryon, vice-chairwoman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee and concurrently chairwoman of the Central Standing Committee of the Korean Democratic Women's Union in Japan, Ri Myong Yu, chairman of the Central Audit Committee of Chongryon, department directors of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee, the director of the Research Institute on History of Korean Residents in Japan, chairpersons of the Chongryon Headquarters in the Kanto area, officials of central organizations and affiliates of Chongryon and heads of the schools at all levels. The national anthem of the DPRK was played. The New Year message from Kim Jong Un to the chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee was cordially read out at the meeting. Pak Ku Ho made a report. The reporter said that Kim Jong Un sent his New Year message to give warm blessings to Chongryon and Koreans in Japan on the first morning of this year, too, together with the hearts of the great leaders, and powerfully arouse the movement of Koreans in Japan to an era of overall development along with the homeland. This year is a year of struggle for Chongryon to achieve remarkable successes by bravely overcoming all difficulties lying in the way of the patriotic movement in hearty response to the New Year message of Kim Jong Un, he said. The reporter ardently called upon all the officials of Chongryon to go out in the struggle to more clearly demonstrate the nature of Chongryon this year and definitely put the overall patriotic work on a higher stage of development and thus record a glorious page in the history of the Juche-oriented movement of Koreans in Japan. Then, there were speeches. A letter to Kim Jong Un was read out at the meeting.