In the aftermath of the Hanoi summit between North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, The Japan Times ran a number of follow-up pieces. The least helpful was “Frailty over North Korea exposed” on the front page of the March 3 edition. It was labeled “Analysis.” Analysis it was not.

It was a curious set of musings. The writers didn’t quite know what they were saying but were keen to stay on message.

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