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Prime Minister Taro Aso gave signs Thursday that the government is urging the U.S. to put North Korea back on its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism in light of Monday’s nuclear test by Pyongyang.

Responding to a lawmaker’s request that Japan pressure the U.S. to return North Korea to the list, Aso said, “Things are moving in line with what you hope for, although I cannot tell you what I talked about (with President Barack Obama) on the phone.”

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