Japanese magician Princess Tenko, who has performed in North Korea in the past, has been invited by the North Korean government to attend the Dec 28 funeral of Kim Jong-Il.
Pyongyong had previously announced that no foreign nationals would be allowed access to the country during the nationwide time of mourning, but apparently made an exception for Princess Tenko based on her good relations with the late leader and his family, Japanese media reported. She performed at dinner shows for Kim in 1998 and 2000.
According to Sports Nippon, quoting Tenko's manager, some of Kim Jong-Il’s relatives e-mailed the magician the day his death was announced. The family apparently requested that she wear white clothing and bring ceremonial Japanese paper with her.
Tenko’s manager says she is still considering the invitation, Sports Nippon reported.© Japan Today