Has Prime Minister Abe Fallen into North Korea’s Olympic Propaganda Trap?

  If the organizers of the Winter Olympic Games awarded medals for cheerleading or propaganda, North Korea would have walked away with double gold.       The champion attention-grabbers were the 200 North Korean women who performed synchronized cheers throughout events which involved athletes from their country playing alongside people from the host nation, […]

Book Provides Insights Into Survival Strategies of Japanese Abducted by North Korea

A scene from the theater play on North Korean abduction.     The Invitation-only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project By Robert Boyton Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux January 12, 2016 271 pages Available in hard cover, paperback, Kindle   Beginning in 1977, North Korean operatives started abducting Japanese nationals. For […]

‘Buddhist Way is Not to Discriminate,’ says Priest Who Cremated North Koreans’ Remains

  The cremated remains of 10 bodies from North Korea, which washed ashore along the coastline of Akita Prefecture,- between November and December 2017, are being stored at a Soto Sect Buddhist Temple, Tohzenji in the coastal city of Oga.     The city government entrusted the remains to the temple, where Buddhist priest Ryosen […]