Korea to Launch Massive Tourism Campaign in Japan

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underscored the importance of creating an environment that forces North Korea to seek talks, during a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the U.N. Headquarters in NY on Tuesday.

She said members of the council - the U.N.'s most powerful body - should be prepared to take "all necessary measures" and "work together to exert the pressure we know is necessary to force Kim Jong Un to change his ways".

The prime minister said that the North's nuclear test and the ballistic missiles that passed through Japan's airspace are serious and real threats.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the UN General Assembly in NY on Wednesday that pressure, not dialogue was the best option to denuclearize North Korea.

Abe also expressed support for the USA position that "all options are on the table" when it comes to North Korea.

"Whether or not we can put an end to the provocations by North Korea is dependent upon the solidarity of the global community".

Abe told the U.N. General Assembly the "gravity of this threat is unprecedented".

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says time for talks with North Korea has come to an end, calling for exerting "pressure" on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs.

Abe said the time for talking with North Korea is over because the Hermit Kingdom's leaders do not operate in good faith.

Abe pledged to make every effort to return Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.

North Korea is "a threat to all humanity" that requires a major escalation of worldwide sanctions and perhaps military action to bring the regime to heel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday.

He stressed that North Korea's location and abundant natural resources mean there is still hope for it to one day grow its economy and improve the lives of its people.

North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Hokkaido in northern Japan and landed far out into the Pacific Ocean, according to Japanese and South Korean officials, further ratcheting up tensions in the region.

Abe reiterated Wednesday that Japan consistently supports the US stance that "all options are on the table".

Abe's remarks came after US President Donald Trump threatened during his United Nations speech to "totally destroy" North Korea if it attacked the US or its allies.

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