A South Korean train rolled into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade. Engineers and officials on board will examine how to create a linked, cross-border rail network on the Korean Peninsula.
Some of the 880 people on the government's list of missing Japanese may not have been seized by North Korea – but Tokyo will continue to demand the release of those it has evidence were taken. Julian Ryall reports.
North Korea has fired unidentified projectiles into the sea. The launch came just hours after a senior North Korean official offered to restart stalled denuclearization talks with the United States.
In the latest move in a tit-for-tat economic and diplomatic dispute, Seoul has accused Tokyo of unlawfully choking off key materials used in making high-tech smartphones and TVs.
Animosity between Tokyo and Seoul has continued to rise at a time when regional cooperation is critical. This growing rift could soon have very negative consequences for both countries.
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