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Under the 2015 deal between Japan and South Korea, reached by Abe and Moon's predecessor, Japan apologised to former "comfort women" and provided a 1 billion yen ($9 million) fund to help them.

USA vice president Mike Pence is using his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the global community to get tougher on North Korea's nuclear ambitions and human rights abuses. "I heartily support the president's call to celebrate our military".

Analysts say the North's decision to send her to the Olympics shows eagerness to break out from diplomatic isolation by improving relations with the South, which it could use as a bridge for approaching the United States.

"Make no mistake about it".

North Korea's latest display of its military hardware focused on missiles and less on tanks and artillery, suggesting it was trying to project the image of a country with advanced capabilities in warfare.

"There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile program", Pence told reporters on his flight back to the United States.

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In an appearance on Ellen earlier this month, Kenworthy called out Pence , saying he has "directly attacked the LGBT community. Mr Pence , during those ceremonies, did not stand when the two countries came in, nor did he clap to applaud those athletes.

A North Korean art troupe will head to Seoul on Saturday for its remaining performance in the South after spending one more night on a North Korean ferry. Forty-six members of its crew were killed in an attack; a South Korean, U.K. and USA investigation showed it was carried out by the North.

The U.S. delegation led by Pence will not be meeting with North Korean officials during its time in Pyeongchang. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea.

Kim came to South Korea via a private jet earlier in the day as a member of the high-ranking DPRK delegation, led by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.

Kim Yo Jong, 30, is the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

The personal invitation from Kim was delivered verbally by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

And Pence's personal guest at the games will be Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died a year ago days after his release from captivity in North Korea. Warmbier is set to attend the opening ceremony on Friday as a guest of the vice president.


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