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North Korea may be set for 'Cultural Revolution': Japan

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The recent purge of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's once-powerful uncle could herald a period of radical upheaval comparable to China's Cultural Revolution, Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday. 

A political mural in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 12, 2012, where, according to Japan's defence minister, the recent purge of leader Kim Jong-Un's once-powerful uncle could herald a period of radical upheaval

Pyongyang confirmed Monday that Jang Song-Thaek, once seen as the power behind the throne, had dramatically fallen from grace, with state TV airing humiliating images of him being dragged away by uniformed officers.

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