The Japanese government started running ads stating its territorial claim over Dokdo. This occurred only after two days when Japanese Prime Minister Noda and South Korean president shook hands at the Russian APEC summit to improve ties and to maintain future-oriented cooperation and development between the two countries. After all, it seems like Japan's gesture of truce was a preparation for backstabbing.
North Korea has accepted a South Korean aid offer, raising hopes for an improvement in relations between the two countries. But don't be fooled. Although the flood damage in North Korea may be devastating, North Korea took the offer to create an advantageous position in receiving aid from the international society by creating a false gesture of improvement in the relationship between the two Koreas.
North Korean government made a blistering and extremely rare attack on Chinese corporations that had accused North Korea of corruption and fraud in the investment. The Chinese corporation described North Korea as not having the conditions for foreigners to invest and that the Chinese government is condoning North Korea's investment frauds. It seems that increasing the China-NK relationship is breaking apart. I wonder how long China will look after North Korea if this continues.