When Sambi Saito is back in Tokyo, Cologne seems almost like a village to her. But over time, the Japanese capital has become somehow alien to her – too loud, too fast-paced and too superficial.
What about those kids who went to school, but then…don't go anymore? Some might have been bullied by other students or feel they can't keep up with the pace or pressure — or they simply got bored. The Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo is offering them a place to come to instead: The Children's Dream Park. It's where children can play or read all day long if they want to.
In the first trilateral talks since 2015, the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea sent a powerful message of unity in the push to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Trade deals were also on the table.
Despite the diplomatic advances of recent weeks, there's little trust in Japan for the North Korean regime. Pyongyang is critical of Tokyo's firm stance on "maximum pressure" and is desperate for sanctions to be relaxed.
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