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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured during the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on July 27, 2015. (KCNA)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured during the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on July 27, 2015. (KCNA)
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North Korea announced today it's setting its clocks back 30 minutes in order to separate itself from Japan and the legacy of Japanese colonialism. Writer and economist Allison Schrager discusses time zones as political issues with Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd.

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This segment aired on August 7, 2015.

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