South Korea's deputy foreign minister arrived in Japan on Saturday to attend a security conference with other officials involved in international talks on halting North Korea's development of nuclear weapons.
Though ostensibly here to attend the private security conference, the gathering of Chun Young-woo and the other top officials in Tokyo has raised hopes that they will be able to jump-start the stalled six-nation nuclear negotiations.
"I hope this will produce energy for the resumption and progress of talks," Chun said upon arrival at Tokyo's Haneda airport.
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