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Japan, Australia eye deeper defense ties amid North Korea tension

/ Apr 19, 2017

Japan, Australia eye deeper defense ties amid North Korea tension

Facing China’s maritime assertiveness and the threat from North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the defense ministers of Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to deepen security cooperation. The ministers met in Tokyo a day before “two-plus-two” security talks between the countries’ foreign and defense ...

Past abductions of Japanese a nonissue: Pyongyang

/ Apr 18, 2017

Past abductions of Japanese a nonissue: Pyongyang

No one is interested in the issue of past abductions of foreigners by North Korean agents, Song Il Ho, North Korean ambassador in charge of diplomatic normalization with Japan, said Monday. Speaking to reporters in Pyongyang, Song said that an agreement reached between Japan ...