North Korea will set its clocks back by 30 minutes, therefore creating its own time zone. The state news agency KCNA revealed that North Korea will change its clocks to 'Pyongyang time' on August 15, which marks the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Japan.

The 30 minute difference means that the time will be reset to GMT +08:30, as it was before the Japanese colonised the country.

"The wicked Japanese imperialists committed such unpardonable crimes as depriving Korea of even its standard time while mercilessly trampling down its land with 5000 year-long history and culture and pursuing the unheard-of policy of obliterating the Korean nation," KCNA reported on Friday.

The move further shifts North Korea away from the rest of the world. It already has its own unique calendar, which counts from the birth of founding leader, Kim Il Sun. Sun was born in 1912, which is known as the year 'Juche 1' in North Korea, making this year Juche 104.