Japan, US, S Korea discuss N Korea day after missile launch

  • Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Takehiro Funakoshi, center, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, left, and South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk prepare to attend their trilateral meeting on North Korea’s issues at Foreign Ministry Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 n Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO — Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea gathered Tuesday in Tokyo to discuss North Korea’s missile and nuclear development a day after Pyongyang announced it successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles, suggesting advancement of its military capabilities.