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Japan sets up crisis management team on North Korea after death of #Kimjongil

Japan sets up crisis management team on North Korea after death of #Kimjongil

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda set up a crisis management team on North Korean on Monday following news of the death of its leader Kim Jong Il, a spokesman for Mr Noda said. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda set up a crisis management team on North Korean on Monday following news of the death of its leader Kim Jong Il, a spokesman for Mr Noda said. Mr Noda instructed relevant government ministries to collect information following an announcement by North Korea's state television that Kim had died on Saturday, the spokesman for the prime minister's office said. He told Reuters that Mr Noda wanted to verify the announcement as well as look into its implications.

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