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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

By Daniel Hurst
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
April 26, 2018

DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue

By Daniel Hurst
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.

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

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.

Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018

Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner

By Melodie Ha
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.

Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
March 21, 2018

Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue

By Daniel Hurst
In a flurry of talks with South Korean and U.S. officials, Japan tries to make sure its interests aren't forgotten.
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

By Ankit Panda
Japan will be wary about the prospect of a Trump-Kim 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

By Titli Basu
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.
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

By Shannon Tiezzi
If a U.S. citizen is found to have been abducted by North Korea, it could highlight an issue that has long bedeviled Japan.

Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
February 12, 2016

Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea

By Mina Pollmann
Japan is sending a signal, even though its sanctions are likely to have a limited effect at best.

North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
January 07, 2016

North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan

By Yuki Tatsumi
The latest nuclear test underscores the challenges of Japan's relationship with North Korea.

Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
April 01, 2015

Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees

By Ankit Panda
Japan has heard nothing from Pyongyang about its internal investigation into the fates of Japanese abductees.
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
September 16, 2014

Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due

By Clint Richards
South Korea seems to accept that the report won’t lead to greater influence for Japan.

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