Abe, Park focus on North to stop ties going south

Mar 26, 2014

Abe, Park focus on North to stop ties going south

Japan and South Korea successfully created the semblance of an alliance in a U.S.-brokered trilateral summit in The Hague but have yet to find a clear path to fully improving their strained ties. Tuesday’s talks, also involving President Barack Obama, began with a surprise ...

North Korea hopes for 'positive results' in talks with Japan

Mar 26, 2014

North Korea hopes for 'positive results' in talks with Japan

North Korea said on Tuesday that talks with Japan this month should include a demand for compensation for wartime Korean sex slaves and not only the issue of Japanese abducted decades ago, which it considers closed. But So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to ...

Tokyo court approves Chongryon HQ sale to developer Marunaka

Mar 24, 2014

Tokyo court approves Chongryon HQ sale to developer Marunaka

The Tokyo District Court gave permission Monday for the Tokyo headquarters of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, a pro-Pyongyang entity better known as Chongryon, to be sold to real estate developer Marunaka Holdings Co. Chongryon has already appealed the decision. Marunaka ...

North Korea fires another 30 short-range missiles into sea

Mar 22, 2014

North Korea fires another 30 short-range missiles into sea

North Korea fired another 30 missiles into the ocean on Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington. The short-range missiles are estimated to have flown about 60 km ...

Mar 20, 2014

Japan, N. Korea agree to restart dialogue soon

Japanese and North Korean diplomats have agreed to work toward resuming formal intergovernmental talks that have been halted since November 2012, an official said Thursday. If resumed, the talks would also mark the first time since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office and North ...

Mar 20, 2014

Japan, North Korea to restart dialogue soon

Japanese and North Korean diplomats have agreed to work toward the resumption of formal intergovernmental talks for the first time since November 2012 “as soon as possible,” a Japanese official said Thursday. The agreement was reached during informal talks between the diplomats on the ...

Long road to hold Kim, North Korea liable for crimes

| Mar 18, 2014

Long road to hold Kim, North Korea liable for crimes

Western and Asian powers will begin pressing this week for North Korea to be held liable for crimes against humanity documented in a United Nations report, but concede that their chances of influencing the isolated country are slim. North Korean security chiefs and possibly ...