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North Korea Should Be Kept ‘Under Siege,' Japanese Politician Says

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South Korea must stay in line with U.S. and Japanese plans to keep North Korea “under siege,” the chairman of Japan's lower house committee on foreign affairs said, referring to the policy of maintaining maximum pressure on Kim Jong Un's regime.
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South Korea is cutting the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors to just 3 months

South Korea is cutting the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors to just 3 months

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South Korea is cutting the time limit for interrogating North Korean defectors from 180 days to 90.
The screening process is used to ensure North Korean agents aren't disguising themselves as defectors, and is followed by a mandatory three-month education on South Korea.
The change was announced with new measures to help defectors enter the workforce more easily.
Each year more than 1,000 North Koreans defect to the South.
South Korea will cut the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors in half.
The country's Ministry of Unification confirmed to Business Insider it will shorten...
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