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    • Chunhun (L), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, poses for a selfie with another member in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il after their Moranbong Band dance practice in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017
    • A member of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, makes toothpick North Korean flags in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017
    • North Korea fans dressed as the Korean People's Army adjust their clothes in front of a portrait of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il before a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017
    • Chunhun (R), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, and other members practice a Moranbong Band dance in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017
    • Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, looks at a photobook of North Korean art in Tokyo, Japan September 21, 2017. Picture taken September 21, 2017
    • A North Korea fan wears a pin of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il during a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017
    • Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, attends a rehearsal of a Moranbong Band dance before a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017
    • North Korea fans attend a North Korea fan event in Tokyo, Japan October 29, 2017. Picture taken October 29, 2017
    • A member of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, is seen in front of books of North Korea during their Moranbong Band dance practice in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017
    • Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, puts on North Korean make-up in Tokyo, Japan September 21, 2017. Picture taken September 21, 2017
    • Chunhun, the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, smiles as she practices a Moranbong Band dance in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017. Picture taken October 22, 2017
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    Chunhun (L), the leader of Japan's North Korea fan club called sengun-joshi, or military-first girls, poses for a selfie with another member in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung and late leader Kim Jong-il after their Moranbong Band dance practice in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017

    A group of young girls in Japan created a North Korea fan club, which is even accused of spying, but the girls say that their interest is purely cultural.

    The girls call themselves "Sengun-joshi", in translation it means military-first girls. They like to wear North Korean military uniforms, promote North Korean food and dance evenings in the style of the DPRK.

    They regularly arrange concerts, where they perform the songs of the North Korean band Moranbong — favorite pop group of Kim Jong-un. Also, girls use North Korean cosmetics, which they buy in Chinese stores on the border with the DPRK.

    Since Japan is in confrontation with North Korea because of possible attacks from Pyongyang, the fan club is not well-received at home.

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