Group visits gravesites in N. Korea

Jun 29, 2014

Group visits gravesites in N. Korea

A group of Japanese offered prayers Saturday at the gravesites of relatives who died on the Korean Peninsula toward the end of World War II in an area that is now part of North Korea. The former cemetery sits on a hillside in the ...

Jun 28, 2014

Could Kim be ready to declare war over a movie?

by William Pesek

Asian geopolitics may never be the same now that Kim Jong Un has Seth Rogen and James Franco in his cross hairs. Their new comedy, “The Interview,” centers on a plot to assassinate Kim. The baby-faced dictator with the awful haircut doesn’t see the ...

North Korea claims 'breakthrough' guided missile tested successfully

Jun 27, 2014

North Korea claims 'breakthrough' guided missile tested successfully

North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a high-precision, tactical guided missile, and its army threatened a “devastating” retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the “cutting-edge” missile was watched by North Korean ...

Families head to North Korea to visit graves

Jun 25, 2014

Families head to North Korea to visit graves

A group of nine Japanese citizens departed Tokyo on Wednesday for North Korea, to visit graves of relatives who died there around the end of World War II. North Korea has allowed such visits by Japanese citizens since August 2012, but this will be ...

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) ...