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Sanctions impair efforts to aid North Korean residents

TOKYO — Sanctions aimed at punishing the North Korean government are hampering the ability of aid groups to operate inside the country, triggering warnings that the international campaign is harming ordinary North [Read entire story]

Japanese premier tries to put problems behind him with new cabinet

TOKYO — A deeply contrite Japanese prime minister, tainted by political scandals and plummeting in the polls, overhauled his Cabinet on Thursday in an attempt to stave off challenges to his leadership. By appointing a [Read entire story]