As Pyongyang's satellite launch has deteriorated security, Seoul should give it urgent attention, says the writer.
Threats posed by the North may accelerate trilateral cooperation even in the realms of space and cyber technologies, said an expert.
The National Intelligence Service said North Koreans were “intensely” collecting overseas medical information for top-ranking officials with insomnia, including details on…
“I’ve been expressing my resolve to face up to him directly,” Kishida told reporters, underscoring his intent to make preparations to realise the bilateral summit.
Pyongyand said the second-stage booster of the space launch vehicle crashed into the West Sea after the separation of the first stage.
The order, effective through June 11, was issued after North Korea notified Japan of its launch plans.
Analysts say the military satellite is part of North Korea’s efforts to advance surveillance technology to improve its ability to strike targets in the event of a conflict.
The launch site has been used to launch the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite and other long-range rockets as well as conduct key tests to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The Kim Jong-un regime has not provided any clear explanation for why it unilaterally severed all inter-Korean communication channels since April 7.
The former US deputy secretary of state has also called for China to stop linking North Korean issues to its relationship with the US.