Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: EPA

Can Japan claw back the ¥1.4 trillion it sent to North Korea?

Pro-Pyongyang credit unions bailed out by Tokyo may have helped fund the weapons programme now sending missiles over Hokkaido – while a ¥1 billion donation from Hong Kong benefitted residents group Chosen Soren

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: EPA
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.