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Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
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Japan could become missile target, Pyongyang warns

Tokyo seeks closer partnership with Seoul, Beijing but rift remains

HIROSHI MINEGISHI, Nikkei staff writer | China

SEOUL -- North Korea has warned that Japan could be targeted in a missile attack if it "persists in hostility" toward the North, while Tokyo is reaching out to neighbors in an effort to turn up the heat on Pyongyang.

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