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SEOUL (Kyodo) Trade between North Korea and Japan fell to a 28-year low in 2005 as chilly relations cut into bilateral economic ties, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported.

The report cites figures compiled by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, a nonprofit organization based in Seoul, that show last year’s Japan-North Korea trade came to $190 million, its lowest level since 1977.

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