listen and read the story.
historic Japan – North Korea summit
has been declared a success. Both sides
have given ground. Mr Koizumi is the
first Japanese Prime Minister to visit North Korea.
the meeting in Pyongyang the leaders discussed longstanding
problems between the two countries. North Korea apologised for kidnapping
11 Japanese twenty years ago. It revealed
that 6 have since died of natural causes
or disaster, one is missing and 4 are free to return home. North
Korea also said it was willing to talk to America and that it would
stop missile tests. Mr Koizumi apologised for colonising
Korea from 1910 to 1945.
leaders agreed to work on normalising relations
between the two countries.