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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...


    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 ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    'Executed' singer said to be ex-girlfriend of Kim Jong-un alive, North Korean TV shows

    Posted May 17th 2014, 12:15pm by AFP

    ... came after months of speculation about whether or not she was still alive. Japan's Asahi Shimbun and South Korean media said in September that Hyon, members of the Unhasu Orchestra ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US calls North Korean missile test a ‘provocative escalation’ of tensions

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:53pm by AFP

    ... of Japan yesterday represented "a troubling and provocative escalation" on the Korean peninsula. America is closely co-ordinating with allies and partners, including in the UN Security ... The North's action came as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit and pledged his "unwavering commitment" to Tokyo and Seoul in the face of Pyongyang's ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Latest rocket tests off North's east coast seen as challenge to Japan-US-South Korea summit North Korea reportedly test-fired two medium-range ballistic ... kilometres, could reach Tokyo and key US military bases in Japan. The US State Department later confirmed the launch of Rodong missiles and said North Korea apparently did not issue any maritime ...




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