Yokota couple: Meeting a 'miracle'

Mar 17, 2014

Yokota couple: Meeting a 'miracle'

by Reiji Yoshida and Mizuho Aoki

The parents of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, say their dramatic meeting in Mongolia last week with her 26-year-old daughter was "like a miracle" and they were also very happy to see her 10-month-old baby, both for the ...

Mar 17, 2014

'Sincere steps' needed for Seoul-Tokyo meet

South Korea is open to a summit with Tokyo but demands Japan first take sincere steps on historical issues to create the right conditions for talks to produce substantial results, a spokesman for South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday. “There is no reason ...

Mar 17, 2014

South Korea slams North's rocket tests

South Korea called Monday for the North to stop its “provocative” rocket tests, after the launch of dozens of rockets in recent weeks — most recently Sunday — that Seoul says threaten regional security. North Korea test-fired 25 rockets off its east coast into ...

Yokota's parents, child meet

Mar 16, 2014

Yokota's parents, child meet

The parents of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977 at age 13, meet their granddaughter for the first time.

Mar 13, 2014

Japan-North Korea Red Cross talks slated for next week

The Red Cross societies of Japan and North Korea will hold a two-day meeting starting March 19 in Shenyang, northeastern China, with the government participation from both sides, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Japan also plans to send Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry officials ...

U.N. details how North sidestepping sanctions

Mar 13, 2014

U.N. details how North sidestepping sanctions

North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent United Nations sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report issued Tuesday said. The report claimed that North Korea is also using more complicated financial ...

North Koreans cast votes, but government decides for whom

Mar 9, 2014

North Koreans cast votes, but government decides for whom

North Koreans went to the polls on Sunday to approve a new national legislature. The vote for the Supreme People’s Assembly is the first in five years and the first under leader Kim Jong Un. The last elections were held in March 2009, when ...