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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582031/japanese-wrestler-politician-ready-rumble-north-korea-will-kim-attend
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Top N Korean official heads to Europe in apparent diplomatic gesture

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO, AP

    ... with Japan, North Korea is planning to send Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong to New York this month for this year's United Nations General Assembly meeting. If realised, this would be the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586737/top-n-korean-official-heads-europe-apparent-diplomatic-gesture
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean outreach to Southeast Asia part of regional balancing act

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... analysts also noted increasing efforts to bolster ties with Japan and Russia. Ri informally met Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the forum to discuss the abduction of Japanese citizens between the 1970s and 1980s. North Korea and Japan have made some headway in addressing the issue, which has long been a source of anger in Tokyo. The progress prompted Japan to ease several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575074/north-korean-outreach-southeast-asia-part-regional-balancing-act
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483399/north-korea-demands-japan-allow-international-ferry-services-resume
  5. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    Japan and North Korea move closer to reopening government-level talks

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan and N Korea move closer to reopening talks Japan and North Korea are moving to restart formal government-level talks, a foreign ministry official said ... relations. The talks were officially called off in December 2012 when Pyongyang launched a long-range missile, drawing international condemnation. Formal ties with Japan could bring huge economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453484/japan-and-north-korea-move-closer-reopening-government-level-talks
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Otsuki Miho Yamamoto vanished in 1984, and her sister prays Pyongyang will confirm her belief she was abducted from Japan and still lives Woman clings to hope N. Korea has her ... striking silly poses for the camera, was abducted by North Korea. "It was the late 90s when news drifted out that people from Japan had perhaps been taken to North Korea. I'd watch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556513/japanese-woman-clings-hope-lost-sister-alive-north-korea
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan lawmaker heads to North Korea after Pyongyang leadership purge

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... that aims to establish sports-based exchanges with North Korea. The organisation opened an office in Pyongyang last month. After the November trip, Inoki, a member of the opposition Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1404199/japan-lawmaker-heads-north-korea-after-pyongyang-leadership-purge
  8. DIPLOMACY

    Japan's wrestler-lawmaker, who met Kim's purged uncle, leaves for North Korea talks

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 08:33pm

    ... exchanges which opened an office in Pyongyang last month. After the November trip, Inoki, a member of the tiny opposition Japan Restoration Party, was suspended for a month from the legislature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1404044/japans-wrestler-lawmaker-who-met-kims-purged-uncle-leaves-north-korea-talks
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... launches. Kim gave the order to launch the rocket barrage, said the North's main newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, suggesting his growing confidence in actions that infuriate the South and Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554921/kim-thumbs-nose-seoul-photos-show-him-directing-rocket-fire-near-dmz
  10. News - Asia - North Korea missile tests

    North Korea fires more missiles into sea after Seoul rejects call to end hostilities

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:39am

    ... for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the two missiles were fired from the western province of Hwanghae into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea. “We suspect they were short-range ballistic missiles,” spokesman Um Hoy-sik said, adding that the range was around 500km. UN resolutions bar the North from conducting any ballistic missile tests, and Japan was swift to condemn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550131/north-korea-fires-more-missiles-sea-after-seoul-rejects-call-end-hostilities

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