Oliver Jia is a Kyoto-based graduate student currently pursuing his master’s in international relations at Ritsumeikan University. His research focuses on Japan-DPRK relations and comparative foreign policy.
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"Assassins" tells the story of how North Korea tricked two women into killing Kim Jong Nam
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