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Biden and South Korean president mull expanding joint military exercises
US president willing to meet Kim Jong-un, while Seoul says deployment of US ‘strategic assets’ was discussed

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

21, May, 2022 @10:18 AM

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North Korea’s Covid caseload passes 2 million amid global concern about regime’s pandemic plan
Experts believe North Korean authorities are underreporting deaths to prove that their response has been effective

Justin McCurry and agencies

20, May, 2022 @3:21 AM

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North Korea promotes traditional medicines in bid to fight Covid outbreak
State media have told patients to use painkillers as well as unverified home remedies such as willow leaf tea

Justin McCurry and agencies

19, May, 2022 @1:42 AM

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Japanese man blows town’s Covid relief fund after it appeared in his account
Money should have gone to 463 low-income households but man received it all and commenced online casino spree

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, May, 2022 @6:35 AM

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Kim Jong-un calls North Korea’s response to Covid outbreak ‘inadequate’
Leader accuses officials of inertia as total number of people with reported fever symptoms reaches 1.72 million

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

17, May, 2022 @10:56 PM

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North Korea on brink of Covid-19 catastrophe, say experts
Number to have fallen ill reportedly at almost 1.5 million as country grapples with what it calls ‘fever’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

17, May, 2022 @12:35 PM

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‘We have to be careful’: why are masks still worn in Japan and South Korea?
Covid cases are stabilising in the countries but many may continue to wear face coverings, even if rules change

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, May, 2022 @7:06 AM

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North Korea ‘in great turmoil’ over Covid death toll, says Kim Jong-un
Regime reports another 21 deaths as fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in South Africa and US concern health officials

Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Jason Burke in Cape Town

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Japanese hunger striker demanding an end to US bases in Okinawa
As island prepares to mark 50 years since Okinawa was returned to Japanese sovereignty, Jinshiro Motoyama is in no mood to celebrate

Justin McCurry Tokyo

14, May, 2022 @12:00 AM

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North Korea says six dead after admitting Covid outbreak for first time
Regime has said it is imposing ‘maximum emergency measures’ and 187,800 people are being ‘isolated and treated’ after showing signs of fever

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

13, May, 2022 @1:54 AM

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Claims of shamans and curses as South Korea’s president shuns official residence
Yoon Suk-yeol said The Blue House was ‘a symbol of imperial power’ but critics have highlighted costs and safety concerns

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Raphael Rashid in Seoul

10, May, 2022 @7:29 AM

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South Korea’s new president offers North economic plan in return for denuclearisation
Elected in a tight contest in March, Yoon Suk-yeol proposes ‘audacious’ plan for Pyongyang at his inauguration in Seoul

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

10, May, 2022 @5:21 AM

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