Oct 1, 2014

Japan plans to send officials to North Korea for abduction details

Japan is planning to send government officials to North Korea to learn details about its investigations into the fates of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, government sources said Tuesday. “Even if we dispatch (officials to North Korea), there would probably be no risk,” one ...

Japan, N. Korea ready to sit down in Beijing

Jun 30, 2014

Japan, N. Korea ready to sit down in Beijing

North Korea’s negotiator on the abduction talks with Japan arrived in Beijing on Monday to discuss the specifics of a major agreement struck last month to reinvestigate the disappearances. “I will tell you details of the meeting after it ends” Tuesday, Song Il Ho, ...

North ready to discuss abductions again

Mar 31, 2014

North ready to discuss abductions again

North Korea has become open to discussing the abduction issue with Japan again and the two countries agreed Monday in Beijing to carry on with governmental talks. During the first formal negotiations in more than a year, Japan appears to have demanded North Korea ...

Japan, North Korea diplomats seek thaw in ties

Mar 30, 2014

Japan, North Korea diplomats seek thaw in ties

At their first formal talks since November 2012, senior Japanese and North Korean diplomats on Sunday agreed to work toward settling “outstanding issues” impeding bilateral ties. The meeting, to end Monday in Beijing, was held amid mixed signals from North Korea over its willingness ...