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North Korea / Kims, Famine / Japan #418328

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The end in North Korea of the mourning period for Kim Il Sung, who has been replaced by his son Kim Jong Il, reported; details given of the severity of famine in North Korea.

(Tokyo: Pamela Burton) The reluctance of Japan to offer food aid to North Korea examined; details given of the issue of suspected kidnappings of Japanese by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. [Japanese foreign ministry Hiroshi HASHIMOTO - questions extending humanitarian aid.] [National Institute for Defense Studies Hideshi TAKESADA - talks about the North Korean issue for Japan.] [UN Under Secretary General Yasushi AKASHI, private aid coordinator Bernard KRISHER - say we have a moral obligation to help.]

Burton, Pamela;
Shaw, Bernard

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