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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by Japanese news agency Kyodo
Cebu, The Philippines, 11 January: Japan on Thursday [11 January] called on the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] plus China and South Korea to step up international pressure on North Korea in a bid to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff and abduction issue, a senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said. "I stressed in the two meetings that we should draw North Korea into resolving the issue by intensifying international pressure on it with a thorough implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions," Senior …