Jun 17, 2014

North notification details discussed

Officials from Japan and North Korea are discussing how Pyongyang will inform Tokyo about the launch of a unit to conduct fresh investigations into the abductee issue, Cabinet members said Tuesday, which could happen as early as this week. “I understand (the two governments) ...

Jun 12, 2014

North said to resume reprogramming of abductees

North Korea this spring subjected abductees to mass ideological education on the superiority of the North’s regime, according to the head of a group of victims’ families. While South Koreans make up the vast majority of the abductees, Choi Song Yong, quoting a source ...

Jun 6, 2014

Korean unification and peace

by Yun Byung-Se

When the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2015, Koreans will be lamenting 70 years of national division. Yet, those South Koreans who have not given up on the dream of unification are pushing proposals to address the North's humanitarian, infrastructure and welfare ...