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North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
May 01, 2018
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
April 26, 2018
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
March 21, 2018
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
In a flurry of talks with South Korean and U.S. officials, Japan tries to make sure its interests aren't forgotten.
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
March 12, 2018
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
Japan will be wary about the prospect of a Trump-Kim summit.
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
September 02, 2017
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
What One North Korean Abduction Might Mean for US-Japan Relations
March 04, 2016
What One North Korean Abduction Might Mean for US-Japan Relations
If a U.S. citizen is found to have been abducted by North Korea, it could highlight an issue that has long bedeviled Japan.
What One North Korean Abduction Might Mean for US-Japan Relations
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
February 12, 2016
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
Japan is sending a signal, even though its sanctions are likely to have a limited effect at best.
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
January 07, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
The latest nuclear test underscores the challenges of Japan's relationship with North Korea.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
April 01, 2015
Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
Japan has heard nothing from Pyongyang about its internal investigation into the fates of Japanese abductees.
Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
September 16, 2014
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
South Korea seems to accept that the report won’t lead to greater influence for Japan.
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
August 15, 2014
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
New requests for aid could raise the costs of Japan’s continued cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom.
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
July 17, 2014
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Talks show that Japan has created an interesting, if short-term window of opportunity.
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
North Korea Fires Missiles in Japan’s Direction
July 13, 2014
North Korea Fires Missiles in Japan’s Direction
Pyongyang continues a series of missile launches, prompting a protest from Japan.
North Korea Fires Missiles in Japan’s Direction
Pragmatism Returns to Japan’s North Korea Policy
June 02, 2014
Pragmatism Returns to Japan’s North Korea Policy
Japan and North Korea appear to have just enough leverage for legitimate negotiations.
Pragmatism Returns to Japan’s North Korea Policy
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