North Korea has accused Japan of trespassing in its waters. Is this just a gambit to open talks?

North Korea’s accusation that Japan has been operating in its waters – and its threat of “strong countermeasures” – are an indication of a worsening food-supply situation, analysts believe, though the statements are also seen as a potential opening gambit in getting Tokyo to open talks.The North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly and representatives of the army, the foreign ministry and the land and environmental ministry held talks on Sunday, after which Pyongyang announced that Japanese vessels…