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Trump and Kim have stopped talking, so things may be safer for Japan

North Korea still scares Japan but maybe less than before

There’s even relief Trump and Kim stopped talking

Japan has long lived in fear of an attack by North Korea.

But when President Trump started direct talks with Kim Jong-Un there was mixed feelings.

Japanese conservatives worried it could legitimise Kim and lead to another trail of broken promises.

Duncan Bartlett’s been talking to South Korean and Japanese professors from the top universities for 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.