Abe’s Longest November: Japan, North Korea and the Growing Urgency for Diplomacy

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38 North—Historians will remember November 2019 as the month that Japan’s Shinzo Abe became his nation’s longest-serving prime minister (nearly eight

North Korea’s ‘Gat-Geun Tactic’ aims to destroy South Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral relations. FPI / November 21, 2019 By Tara O, East Asia Research Center Gat is a hat Korean men used to wear during the Chosun Dynasty. It has a large brim with two strings that go around the sides of the face to tie in the middle to secure the hat in its place. According to Kim Il-Sung’s “Gat-Geun Tactic” (41:05), one string represents South Korea’s alliance with the U.S. and the other string represents South Korea’s relations with Japan. By cutting off one string, the hat blows off....