Choe Ryong-hae - who was himself once sent to a gulag - has been placed in charge of the bureau that oversees the Korean People's Army.
He added that the US ban on American passport holders to travelling to North Korea since August this year had also taken away at least 20 per cent of his customers.
However, between Japan and South Korea there are already agreements on cooperation in the sphere of intelligence.
The bridge closure comes after state-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting UN sanctions.
South Korea attempted to explain the system, but China has refused. The health of the young soldier highlights the horrors of life in North Korea, but while things are bad now, there was a time when life was far worse for the people of North Korea.
The sources within North Korea have no intention of triggering a war themselves, the report states.
Vehicles were seen crossing the bridge as usual on Friday. Pyongyang is the capital and only major city of North Korea.
The Ryugyong Hotel, is seen on April 3, 2011 in Pyongyang, North Korea. It should be clear about saying no to what it cannot accept. Moments later, the vehicle crosses a bridge. A report on South Korea's Yonhap News Agency revealed signs that North Korea had replaced all its border security officials following the soldier's defection.
Criticisms of South Korea's submissive attitude or suspicions of a dual accord with regard to the fence-mending agreement are reasonable. The video released looks like a scene out of an action movie.
Four North Korean soldiers appear in frame near the vehicle.More news: Champions League: Chelsea defeat Qarabag to reach last 16
North Korea has repeatedly refused to enter diplomatic negotiations and now it joins Iran, Sudan and Syria on the U.S. terror blacklist.
He persuaded authorities to fund proper trauma centers, including his unit at Ajou University Hospital.
One North Korean soldier then briefly crosses the MDL. Initially, China explained the THAAD issues as South Korea violating China's core interests but then China actually lifted economic sanctions against South Korea.
It's another 12-minute jump to the following clip. Doctors treating him for gunshot wounds discovered the man had Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and a gut full of parasites.
In addition to inconsistency, it is hard to get off the state sponsor list. They have supported Hamas and Hezbollah, but for geopolitical reasons: the latter two are quasi-governments that control territory, and, notably, have never targeted America.
North Korean men were spotted digging a trench and planting trees at the Joint Security Area (JSA), where a soldier crossed in a dramatic defection on November 13. It even cut support for Hamas, which many regional governments have at times supported or hosted.
Hwang has not been seen in public since October 13.
"If we consider the Indo-Pacific strategy as an extension of Obama's Asia-Pacific strategy, then we can reasonably suspect that this is nothing more than a formal oral declaration, although the governments and peoples of the two countries demonstrate a desire for cooperation", Dianjun said.
When Oh regained consciousness he stated that he came to South Korea of his own free will. And I've written before with William McCants about how U.S. Gulf allies are often linked to terrorist groups, fostering sectarianism that boosts their legitimacy and enabling them to raise money, recruit or otherwise making them stronger.