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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 16, 2018
South Korean President Moon Jae-in agrees over phone to help Abe resolve abduction issue amid North's overture to Trump
The government said on Friday that South Korean President Moon Jae-in had promised to help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resolve the issue of Japanese abducted by North Korea and agreed to keep maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 13, 2018
'Remain patient,' Tillerson says of Trump-Kim meeting specifics
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for the potentially historic handshake are worked out.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Mar 12, 2018
Trump-Kim summit expectations high, but North Korea unlikely to part with its 'treasured nuclear sword' any time soon
After years of failed attempts by the United States and others, is U.S. President Donald Trump the man who can strip North Korea of its nuclear weapons and bring lasting peace to the Korean Peninsula?
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 11, 2018
Trump says Japan 'very happy' with North Korea talks that could bring 'greatest deal'
U.S. President Donald Trump voiced confidence Saturday that his agreement to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was the right decision, saying that Japan is "very happy with what I'm doing" and that the talks could result in "the greatest deal for the world" that eases nuclear tensions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 10, 2018
U.S. seeks 'concrete actions' from North Korea before talks
The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unless Pyongyang takes "concrete and verifiable actions," stoking confusion as the administration faced criticism for agreeing to talks while receiving few, if any, tangible benefits in return.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 10, 2018
Over wine and spirits, Kim Jong Un poked fun at himself: South Korean officials
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un joked about his image in international media while serving South Korean officials local spirits and cold noodles during their unprecedented visit to Pyongyang this past week, two South Korean government sources said.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 10, 2018
North Korean foreign minister to visit Sweden: report
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will visit Sweden in the near future and meet with his Swedish counterpart, Margot Wallstrom, the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on Friday, citing sources.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 10, 2018
North Korean state media quiet on Kim's overtures to Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sudden overtures to Washington are making headlines around the world — except in North Korea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 9, 2018
Trump agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization
U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of May — a stunning and unexpected announcement that comes as the two historic adversaries dial back threats of nuclear annihilation and attempt to reach a deal on the issue of scrapping the North's...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 7, 2018
Trump optimistic, U.S. officials cautious amid signs of progress with North Korea on talks over relinquishing its nukes
U.S. President Donald signaled an openness to talks with North Korea on Tuesday, citing "possible progress" after the regime told visiting South Korean envoys that it was prepared to halt tests of nuclear weapons and missiles and would put scrapping its atomic arsenal on the table for discussion —...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 6, 2018
Two Koreas agree to leaders' summit as North voices openness to denuclearization
In stunning and unexpected announcement late Tuesday, Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to a deal that could see South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for a rare leaders' summit at the two countries' heavily armed border next month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 4, 2018
South Korea names envoys to North Korea in bid to lower tensions and possibly arrange talks with U.S.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has picked two senior security officials as special envoys to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, as upcoming joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean troops drew condemnation from Pyongyang.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Mar 3, 2018
Asking for the moon
'The moon's beautiful, isn't it?'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 3, 2018
Japan to invite Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for three-day visit in May
The visit will coincide with a trilateral summit involving South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is likely to be snubbed over the “comfort women” issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 1, 2018
South Korean president lashes Japan over 'comfort women' issue
Japan, “the perpetrator, must not declare (that the issue) is over,” said Moon, describing the women's treatment as an inhumane crime.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 28, 2018
Top South Korean presidential adviser says joint U.S. military drills to start early April: report
South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a top South Korean presidential security adviser was quoted as saying.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 27, 2018
U.S. State Department's point man on North Korea to step down this week
In a stunning development that will leave an already depleted U.S. diplomatic corps in even further disarray, the State Department's top diplomat in charge of North Korea policy has announced that he will step down from his post at the end of the week.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 27, 2018
Trump says U.S. can talk with North Korea but 'only under right conditions'
U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the prospect of talks with nuclear-armed North Korea, saying Monday that such a move would come "only under the right conditions," a refrain that came just a day after a top official from the North said for the second time that Pyongyang was open to dialogue...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 26, 2018
South Korea's Moon urges U.S. and North to lower threshold for talks
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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 24, 2018
U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders, sources say
The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said.

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