Japan and South Korea, which in recent years have had ties strained by territorial disputes, have come together in pushing for more robust international action against North Korea. The pledge to cooperate comes in the aftermath of Pyongyang's third nuclear test since 2006, and in anticipation of further detonations by the ruling regime. VOA reports on a conversation between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, in which the two discussed coordinating bilaterally and with the United States.
Japan and South Korea Coordinating on North Korea Nuke Test Response
UPDATED 7:30 AM EST, February 13, 2013