Despite escalating tension Japanese independent lawmaker reaches N Korea to maintain line of communication
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Sep-2017

Pyongyang, September 8: When tension in North Korea is gradually escalating, an independent lawmaker from Japan has reached North Korea on Thursday to communicate with North Korea officials. Japanese government has expressed concern about the trip and safety, many others criticized the lawmaker but he thinks maintaining the line of communication with North Korea is important.

The lawmaker named Antonio Inoki has developed uniquely close ties with North Korea. He is planning to have talks with Ri Su Yong who has a clos relation with Kim Jong-un. Ri is also now an important official for external foreign affairs who served as Foreign Minister in North Korea.

This lawmaker is House of Councillors member but not from any political party. Inoki who is mainly there to put on a series of exhibition matches hopes the event will open a door of sports diplomacy. "World peace through sports exchanges has been my lifelong mission," he said.