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For Eric Talmadge's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

Asia Pacific Jul 15, 2018

Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

The chief of North Korea's tuberculosis laboratory, Dr. O Yong Il, swings open a glass door with an orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work. Tuberculosis is North Korea's biggest public health problem. With the American-made GeneXpert ...

For North Korean leaders, a train unlike any other

Asia Pacific Mar 27, 2018

For North Korean leaders, a train unlike any other

When North Korea's leaders need to travel, they've got a train that's unlike any other. No surprise, then, that the appearance in Beijing on Monday of a deep green train with yellow piping that looked a lot like the one used exclusively by the ruling ...

Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam

Asia Pacific Aug 13, 2017

Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam

North Korea's announcement that it is finalizing a plan to launch four ballistic missiles over Japan toward the island of Guam has touched off a series of fiery threats from President Donald Trump and upped tensions between Pyongyang and Washington to a whole new ...