facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

N. Korea notes hawkish tone in Japan

Dec. 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM   |   Comments

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- North Korea acknowledged the landslide election victory of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party and the hawkish stance of its next prime minister.

"The shift to the right and the rise of militarism in Japanese society have reached a serious stage," said the Rodong Sinmun, the ruling Worker's Party of Korea newspaper, in a news analysis Monday.

It was the first reference by the North Korean media to the Dec. 16 election of Japan's House of Representatives and to the nationalistic defense policy of its leader, Shinzo Abe, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Monday.

The House is expected to re-elect Abe as prime minster Wednesday, Kyodo said. He was previously prime minister from September 2006 to September 2007.

Topics: Shinzo Abe
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student
4
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
5
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback