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US move against N Korea puts Japan in quandary

Tokyo may promote talks with Pyongyang while retaining the option of re-imposing some sanctions
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 05:50

Tokyo

THE US decision last Friday to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has come at a delicate time for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is trying to coax Pyongyang into accelerating progress on finding Japanese abductees