South Korean officials inspect unused fuel rods at a warehouse at North Korea’s nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclear deal to dismantle the communist state’s main nuclear site. Photo: AFP

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South Korean officials inspect unused fuel rods at a warehouse at North Korea’s nuclear complex in Yongbyon. A South Korean team had discussed buying the rods as part of a six-nation nuclear deal to dismantle the communist state’s main nuclear site. Photo: AFP
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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.