Moon Jae-in

President of South Korea, sworn in on May 10, 2017

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (centre) poses with United States Vice-President Mike Pence and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP

Japan, US standing firm on N Korea despite Pence’s olive branch

Senior Japanese officials said on Tuesday Japan and the United States continue to share the same stance on North Korea even after US Vice-President Mike Pence expressed readiness to talk with Pyongyang without preconditions in a newspaper interview.