Former North Korean agent Kim Hyun-hee, who blew up a Korean Air flight in 1987, donated 1 million yen ($12,350) to the victims of the devastating quake and tsunami which hit the eastern parts of Japan, the Sankei Shinbum reported on Wednesday.
She had her husband deliver the money along with a letter praying for the dead to the Seoul office of the Japanese newspaper on Tuesday.
“I don’t know how to give solace to the Japanese government which struggles for the recovery of the country and the families of victims who suffer from enormous pain and sorrow,” she said in the letter. “Small as the money is, I hope it will be of help to their recovery efforts.”
Her husband said that she donated out of gratitude for the preferential treatment she had received in Japan last summer where she met families whose members were abducted by North Korean agents.