North Korea threat leaves diplomats dismayed

Diplomats are struggling to cope with the rising threat from North Korea.

South Korea wants the US to send a special envoy to try to prevent a war.

Japan’s prime minister also wants robust diplomacy but sees little point in talks at this stage.

Japan is trusting the US will step in to defend it. But what if provocation from America leads to a conflict?

In this week’s Japan Story blog you can read my report of a meeting I attended with Professor Chung-in Moon, Ambassador-at-Large, International Security Affairs from South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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.