Sep 5, 2014

Chongryon leader departs for North Korea

Ho Jong Man, chairman of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), left Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport for North Korea on Friday. Ho’s visit to the North is his first since the government in 2006 banned Chongryon executives from re-entering Japan ...

Apr 12, 2014

Japan, North set to reaffirm '08 abduction issue accord

Japan and North Korea are making final arrangements to reaffirm a 2008 bilateral accord that includes a promise by Pyongyang to reinvestigate what happened to the Japanese it abducted in return for an easing of unilateral sanctions, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. ...