In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, Kenji Fujimoto, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's personal sushi chef from 1988-2001, is interviewed upon his arrival in Tokyo after visiting Pyon

 

              In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, Kenji Fujimoto, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, Kenji Fujimoto, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's personal sushi chef from 1988-2001, is interviewed upon his arrival in Tokyo after visiting Pyongyang. Fujimoto said Thursday, Dec. 6, he believes the late leader's son and successor, Kim Jong Un, was backing North Korea's planned launch of a long-range rocket this month to show respect for his father. "I don't think that Kim Jong Un is taking a very aggressive role in pushing for this launch, but he might want to commemorate his father's passing," Fujimoto said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA