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Martin Fackler reports on a secret meeting in Mongolia for the New York Times

The parents of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea in 1977 were allowed to see their North Korean-born granddaughter for the first time last week at a secret meeting in Mongolia, Japan's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. The meeting in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, between the parents of Megumi Yokota, who disappeared in Japan on her way home from school when she was 13, and her daughter, Kim Eun-gyong, now 26, according to Japanese news media, appeared to be a good-will gesture by North Korea toward Japan. Read the article

Jang's Wife Involved in Execution Order?

The Independent's David McNeill writes that Kim Jong-un's uncle's wife was involved in decision to execute him, according to North Korean sources

He was a key member of North Korea's first family, a man widely seen as regent to lead Kim Jong-un, but in a dramatic twist worthy of an episode of the Sopranos, the instigators of Jan Song Thaek's execution may have included his wife.  New of his execution was accompanied by a string of extraordinary insults, branding him a "traitor for all ages" and "despicable human scum worse than a dog."  Read the article

Ski beautiful North Korea!

The AP's Eric Talmadge asks why North Korea is building a luxurious ski resort, and what's the rush

The secretary-general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. Facing a strong, cold wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise there is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Rumors about life (and death) are rife in North Korea, writes JUSTIN McCURRY in The Guardian. And it's hard to get the truth, including the recent reports that Kim Jong-un had entertainers killed.

North Korea has attacked the South's "reptile media" for running salacious reports alleging Kim Jong-un ordered nine performers to be executed to protect his wife's reputation. Independent experts warn that rumours and deliberate misinformation about the regime are rife, partly because it is impossible to verify or disprove most stories about the tightly controlled country's elite. 

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