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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    North Korean association in Japan loses appeal over forced sale of its HQ

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 09:57pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the association that represents North Korean residents of Japan, is running out of ways to keep its most prized asset after the Supreme Court ruled that the sale of its headquarters to a Japanese real ... to analysts, and could even serve to weaken links between the regime's citizens in Japan and their homeland. "They have not made any official comments yet but it is clear ...

  2. News - Asia

    Japan sends mission to North Korea over abduction probe

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 08:59am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo Japan sends mission to N Koreaover kidnaps A Japanese government delegation is set to make a four-day visit to North Korea from today to assess Pyongyang’s investigation ... North Korea’s ambassador for negotiations to normalize relations with Japan, suggested in late September that Japanese officials visit Pyongyang, meet members of the investigation committee ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China to host Japan-North Korea abduction talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:34am by Reuters

    ... agreed in July to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s to help train spies, prompting Japan to ease some sanctions on the North. ... in a sincere fashion, there is a need for Japan to specifically determine how their investigation is structured, what they are investigating and what the current situation is," Suga said. Tokyo ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea reacts angrily after UN votes to probe ‘crimes against humanity’

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Union, which drafted the resolution with Japan. The non-binding measure will go to the full General Assembly for a vote next month. But it remains an open question whether the Security Council ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN committee votes to hold North Korea accountable for human rights abuses

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:24pm by AP

    ... said Choe Myong-nam, a foreign ministry adviser for UN and human rights issues. His colleagues gave no details on that threat. Choe also accused the European Union and Japan ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang seeks access to secret Japanese bank account of Kim's half-brother

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Pyongyang targets secret account of Kim's half-brother The head of the group that represents North Korean residents of Japan has returned from Pyongyang ... of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, arrived back in early October from his first trip to Pyongyang for eight years. Ho had reportedly expected to meet Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea upgrades rocket launch site so it can fire bigger ones

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:35pm by Reuters

    ... sworn enemies, Japan and the United States whom it regularly threatens with nuclear strikes. Commercial satellite pictures showed North Korea had finished work under a major programme to upgrade ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea- but will Kim Jong-un attend?

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... of Japan's upper house with a penchant for red scarves, has travelled to the reclusive state with a host of international fighters in an attempt to use sport to thaw relations between Tokyo ... continuous efforts to promote mutual understanding between the two countries and create an environment toward improvement in Korea-Japan relations," Kim, 86, told Inoki at the Mansudae Assembly ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    North Korea demands Japan allow international ferry services to resume

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:30am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo head N Korea asks Japan to let ferry sail again North Korea is demanding that Japan permit a ferry to restart journeys between the two nations in return for the reopening of an investigation into the fate of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang’s agents. The demand is the just latest from Pyongyang. North Korea has already requested that Japan allow ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility may be idle again

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... destroyed its cooling tower in 2008 as a confidence-building step in negotiations with South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia, the other five nations in the six-party talks. When ...




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