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North Korea said Monday it is ready to begin a “sincere” dialogue with Japan to settle matters left over from the past and open “a new phase of improving the relationship” with a view to eventually establishing diplomatic ties.

“The DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is ready to make positive efforts to solve the issue of Japan’s redress for its past and all matters related to the establishment of diplomatic ties,” says an editorial in the official Rodong Sinmum, which was reported by the Korean Central News Agency, monitored in Beijing.

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