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Japan and North Korea are expected to take steps Aug. 21 in Beijing toward allowing Japanese women living in the Stalinist state to visit their homeland.

But Foreign Ministry sources also said that it remains unclear whether the talks will pave the way for the resumption of stalled negotiations on normalizing diplomatic ties.

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