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Japan and North Korea agreed Monday to decide in September whether to resume full-fledged talks on normalizing ties, the head of the Japanese delegation said.

Pyongyang compromised on how to proceed with future bilateral negotiations, agreeing with Tokyo to deal “comprehensively” with various issues such as the need for Japan to face up to its colonizing past and for North Korea to deal with Tokyo’s claims that it has abducted Japanese nationals.

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