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Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:00 - 14:00

"The North Korea situation"

Language: The speech and Q & A will be Japanese with English interpretation

Many journalists based here also cover North Korea. At any time there is the possibility of an NHK alert telling us that a missile is flying over Japan and we have to jump into action.

The latest round of U.N. sanctions passed this week prompted an angry response from Pyongyang. Many people are saying that Kim Jong Un could launch an ICBM any day now, and movement is being seen at the isolated nation's nuclear test site.

So will Kim and Donald Trump continue to raise their fists and increase the already heightened tensions, or will they eventually find a path to dialogue? And how should Japan respond to the crisis? Should Tokyo acquire the capability to strike first at North Korean targets or even allow tactical nuclear weapons onto these shores?

Here to discuss the situation is Kang Sang-jung, a specialist in political science and regular commentator on TV and in newspapers and magazines. Kang has served at International Christian University, Tokyo University and Seigakuin University.

Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). The charge for members/members' guest is 1,750/2,700 yen; non-members eligible to attend may pay in cash by email reservation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). (Menu: Marinated Grilled Pork with Mashed Potatoes, Fried Pumpkin, Sautéed Paprika and Green Beans.) Reservations canceled less than one hour in advance for working press members, and 24 hours for all others, will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.

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