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June 17, 1994 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was riding the morning train to school when the middle-aged Japanese man came up behind her and slashed her traditional Korean uniform. She kept her mouth shut because she was afraid he would attack her more if she screamed. But the 11th-grader could not hide her terror as she described her experience on national television Wednesday. "I was so scared," she recalled. "I couldn't say anything."
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July 27, 2000 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Korea continued its diplomatic charm offensive Wednesday, when its foreign minister met for the first time with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea and pledged to try to improve his communist nation's troubled relations with both neighbors.
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December 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
Japanese and North Korean officials agreed Wednesday to continue talks on establishing diplomatic ties but were unable to announce plans for the start of formal negotiations. A Japanese Foreign Ministry official who attended the two sessions of talks spread over two days said the North Korean side showed a strong desire to improve relations with Tokyo. He said the parties agreed to meet early next year and will probably again hold the negotiations on neutral ground in Beijing.
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April 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
In a sign of easing tensions with longtime rival Japan, North Korea will allow a Japanese woman married to a North Korean to make a rare visit to her homeland, a North Korean government source said. Kamo Hyo Gyong, 72, was expected to travel to Japan this month to celebrate the 70th birthday of her brother, who runs a botanical garden near the foot of Mt. Fuji. Kamo's brother, Mototeru Kamo, gained fame in North Korea for breeding a hybrid flower dedicated to Kim Jong Il, the North's leader.
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September 3, 1998 | Associated Press
Japan's military went on increased alert today to prepare for a possible second ballistic missile test launch by North Korea, a Defense Agency spokesman said. The spokesman, Hiromitsu Kuwano, declined to specify what measures Japan was taking, or what information the government had that a test was planned. Japanese media also quoted Hiromu Nonaka, chief Cabinet secretary, as saying the government had information that the launch could be held as early as Saturday.
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April 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Japan and North Korea reported no progress today after their first round of talks in eight years aimed at establishing diplomatic relations, but the two sides agreed to meet again in Tokyo next month. After three days of talks in North Korea, the top negotiators for both nations said they had "reconfirmed the need to continue talks on normalizing ties."
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April 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
North Korean and Japanese negotiators expressed confidence today that they will be able to bridge differences in their first talks in eight years on establishing diplomatic relations. Kojiro Takano, Japan's chief negotiator, and his North Korean counterpart, Jong Thae-kwa, exchanged remarks at a banquet held at the Foreign Ministry guest house in the countryside outside Pyongyang, the capital. "We must strive hard to build trust and work toward establishing diplomatic ties," Jong said.
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July 17, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
North Korea has announced that Japanese wives living in that country may be allowed to visit their homeland, which would remove a major irritant in relations between Tokyo and the Communist nation. A statement on Wednesday night carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, monitored in Tokyo, said North Korea would "take steps" to allow some women "of advanced years" to visit Japan.
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October 16, 1990
Amid signs of a possible warming in Communist North Korea's attitude toward Seoul, South Korean Prime Minister Kang Young Hoon travels to the northern capital today to continue high-level contacts begun last month.
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September 28, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what appears to be a major change in policy, North Korea on Thursday proposed opening talks with Japan in early November to establish full diplomatic relations. Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu welcomed the move and said Japan will consult closely with South Korea, where an explosion of anger against Tokyo erupted immediately.
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April 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Japan and North Korea reported no progress today after their first round of talks in eight years aimed at establishing diplomatic relations, but the two sides agreed to meet again in Tokyo next month. After three days of talks in North Korea, the top negotiators for both nations said they had "reconfirmed the need to continue talks on normalizing ties."
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April 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
North Korean and Japanese negotiators expressed confidence today that they will be able to bridge differences in their first talks in eight years on establishing diplomatic relations. Kojiro Takano, Japan's chief negotiator, and his North Korean counterpart, Jong Thae-kwa, exchanged remarks at a banquet held at the Foreign Ministry guest house in the countryside outside Pyongyang, the capital. "We must strive hard to build trust and work toward establishing diplomatic ties," Jong said.
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March 8, 2000 | Associated Press
The Japanese government said Tuesday that it will give hunger-stricken North Korea 100,000 tons of rice and will reopen talks on normalizing relations. Tokyo is restarting talks with the Communist regime in North Korea because diplomatic ties are essential for stability across the region, Chief Cabinet Secretary Mikio Aoki said. Officials will hold the first round of talks in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, the second in Tokyo, and the third in Beijing or another country, Aoki said.
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December 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
Japanese and North Korean officials agreed Wednesday to continue talks on establishing diplomatic ties but were unable to announce plans for the start of formal negotiations. A Japanese Foreign Ministry official who attended the two sessions of talks spread over two days said the North Korean side showed a strong desire to improve relations with Tokyo. He said the parties agreed to meet early next year and will probably again hold the negotiations on neutral ground in Beijing.
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March 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
North Korea said Saturday that it had nothing to do with the incursion of two suspected spy ships in Japanese waters last week. The intrusion triggered a tense pursuit by Japanese coast guard and military ships, which fired warning shots, the first since 1953. The unidentified vessels, disguised as fishing boats, fled to a North Korean port, Japanese officials said.
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March 25, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese warships firing warning shots and military aircraft dropping explosives chased two suspected spy ships in the Sea of Japan for more than 24 hours but gave up Wednesday when the vessels sped into North Korean territorial waters, the government said.
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November 7, 1991 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At his first press conference as Japanese prime minister, Kiichi Miyazawa spent nearly an hour and a half Wednesday discussing everything from economics and foreign policy to morality with a spontaneity and frankness that won accolades from political observers. Miyazawa raised serious questions, for example, about the role that human rights issues should play in foreign policy.
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September 15, 1998 | From Associated Press
Backing away from its initial assessment, the State Department said Monday that the object launched by North Korea in the western Pacific two weeks ago was a satellite and not a missile. But, it said, the military implications could be ominous for North Korea's neighbors either way. "We have concluded that North Korea did attempt to orbit a very small satellite. We also have concluded the satellite failed to achieve orbit," State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said.
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September 3, 1998 | Associated Press
Japan's military went on increased alert today to prepare for a possible second ballistic missile test launch by North Korea, a Defense Agency spokesman said. The spokesman, Hiromitsu Kuwano, declined to specify what measures Japan was taking, or what information the government had that a test was planned. Japanese media also quoted Hiromu Nonaka, chief Cabinet secretary, as saying the government had information that the launch could be held as early as Saturday.
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