Sep 7, 2014

Group linked to late LDP heavyweight Kanemaru visits Pyongyang

A group related to the late Shin Kanemaru arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday ahead of the 100th anniversary of the influential politician’s birthday on Sept. 17. “Our trip is mainly sightseeing, and we have no political intention,” his son Yasunobu Kanemaru said at a ...

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

Sep 6, 2014

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

North Korea on Saturday continued its string of firing rockets and missiles, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometers ...

Families fear hundreds left out of abductee debate

Sep 5, 2014

Families fear hundreds left out of abductee debate

by Reiji Yoshida

Feb. 7, 1976, should have been just another Saturday for Susumu Fujita. The 19-year-old college student was leaving his house in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, for a part-time job as a security guard in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. When his father asked if there was any ...

Sep 5, 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be operating

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs. North Korea announced in April of ...

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

Sep 5, 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs. North Korea announced in April of ...

Inoki meets with North Korea's ceremonial head of state

Aug 30, 2014

Inoki meets with North Korea's ceremonial head of state

High-profile opposition lawmaker Antonio Inoki on Saturday met with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam following moves by the two countries to improve bilateral relations. The meeting between Inoki, a former pro-wrestling star who is in Pyongyang to co-host a two-day ...