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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 10, 2018
North Korea's Kim breaks silence on talks with U.S.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first direct acknowledgment of the prospect of talks with the U.S., addressing the issue at a meeting of the ruling party's Politburo, state-run media reported Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 10, 2018
Japan's top diplomat Taro Kono to visit South Korea for talks on North Korea policy
Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday was set to depart for South Korea to discuss policy on North Korea with his counterpart Kang Kyung-wha.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 9, 2018
Holy smokes: South Korean envoy reportedly told Kim to kick cigarette habit
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, a notoriously heavy smoker, was advised by South Korean National Security Council chief Chung Eui-yong to quit smoking during their meeting early last month — an exchange that left Kim's onetime spy chief reportedly frozen in terror over how the supreme leader...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 5, 2018
Only Pyongyang stands to gain from possible Kim-Trump summit: former U.S. envoy
Any summit between the leaders of North Korean and the U.S. — regardless of the outcome — is likely to be a big win for Pyongyang, according to the former top American diplomat for the Asia-Pacific region.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 4, 2018
Abe asked Moon to visit Japan before inter-Korean summit in April but yet to get reply
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Japan before the planned summit between North and South Korea in late April, Japanese government sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2018
Analysis disputes Japanese foreign minister's claim that North Korea is preparing fresh nuclear test
A leading North Korea-watching website has disputed Foreign Minister Taro Kono's reported remarks that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct a fresh nuclear test even as tensions on the Korean Peninsula ease ahead of a rare summit between the two Koreas.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 3, 2018
Japan's foreign minister to visit South Korea next week before Moon-Kim summit
Taro Kono is arranging his first visit to South Korea next week as foreign minister, in a trip that will see him to try to influence the upcoming summit between the North and South Korean leaders, government sources said Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 2, 2018
Xi pitched four-way security parley to Trump that includes Koreas but leaves out Japan: sources
In a call last month to U.S. President Donald Trump, the Chinese leader proposed a four-way Korean denuclearization framework that leaves out Japan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 2, 2018
Kim Jong Un: statesman and all-around normal guy? Not quite
Kim Jong Un: statesman and all-around normal guy?
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 2, 2018
Kim Jong Un and wife attend groundbreaking K-pop concert in Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, were among the hundreds in Pyongyang on Sunday watching South Korean K-pop singers perform in the North for the first time in more than a decade as tensions between the two countries thaw.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Mar 28, 2018
With historic meeting of leaders, North Korea and China shore up leverage as Kim-Trump talks loom
North Korea and China secured major diplomatic victories — and possibly more — this week with leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Beijing, a move that bolsters Pyongyang's leverage ahead of talks with Washington and returns Beijing to its role as a central player in the nuclear crisis roiling the...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 28, 2018
Mystery no more: North Korea's Kim meets Xi, says he's 'willing' to talk with Trump
North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un, has made an unannounced visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media confirmed Wednesday, apparently saying for the first time just weeks before a possible meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump that he is "willing" to sit down...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 27, 2018
Speculation on Kim visit to China rife as train departs
A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean delegation left the Chinese capital on Tuesday following a dramatic whirlwind visit that some reports said included the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Mar 27, 2018
Kim Jong Un and John Bolton take different lessons from Libya and Gadhafi's fall
The last remnants of Libya's nuclear program were loaded onto an aircraft in 2009 and shipped out of the country, part of a U.S.-brokered deal with dictator Moammar Gadhafi to disarm in return for sanctions relief. Two years later, NATO-backed rebels brutally killed him.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 21, 2018
South Korea's Moon hints at possibility of three-way summit with North Korea and U.S.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday floated the possibility of a three-way summit involving the two Koreas and the United States in the wake of an North-South summit scheduled for next month and a possible meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 20, 2018
Toned-down U.S.-South Korea military drills set for April 1 amid North Korea thaw
The U.S. and South Korea announced Tuesday that a toned-down version of annual joint military drills would begin April 1 amid a potentially monumental thaw in ties with nuclear-armed North Korea that could see the allies' two leaders hold separate summits with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 19, 2018
Top South Korean diplomat says Kim has 'given his word' on denuclearizing
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "given his word" that he is committed to denuclearizing, South Korea's top diplomat said Sunday, a key condition for a potential summit with U.S. President Donald Trump planned for May.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 18, 2018
North Korea says Japan 'may not get a ticket for Pyongyang' if pressure policy continues
North Korea threatens Japan over Tokyo's policy of pressuring it and says it “may not get a ticket for Pyongyang” if it continues.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 18, 2018
In rare direct message, North Korea's Kim congratulates China's Xi on re-election as president
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a congratulatory message to China's Xi Jinping on his re-election as president, state-run media said Sunday, in a rare direct message between the two Asian leaders.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 17, 2018
Top officials clamor to make Trump-Kim summit a reality
South Korea said on Friday that it is seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the U.S. president's planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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