Progress in communication between North and South Korea on Saturday prompted concern in the Japanese government that Seoul may be rushing into a sustained period of peace with the North at the expense of a climate of fear.
“The attempts of North Korea to talk to its neighbours is shocking,” said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“The exchange of words may create some kind of adult conversation between governments.”
The efforts of Kim Jong-Un to launch a “dialogue offensive” will be dangerously costly to the weapons industry and Abe’s desire to change the constitution.
“The initiation of peace will destroy any future prospects of the dissemination of missile warning alerts just prior to general elections,” said one Japanese government source.