North Korean Military Poster

For North Korea, Japan is still Enemy Number One

North Korea claims to have dismantled a military base which was used to fire missiles towards Japan.

But the Japanese Foreign Ministry insists that independent inspectors must verify the claim.

That’s provoked an angry reaction in North Korean state media.

It’s still fuming against Japan, even though it’s softened its tone towards South Korea and the USA.

You can read more in this week’s Japan Story blog.

Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.