In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 photo taken with smartphone camera, North Koreans have a picnic in a beach with a ferry Mangyongbong-92 anchored, in the background in Wonsan, North Korea. Wonsan, a sleepy port on North Korea’s east coast, is gearing up for a busy summer - and, if talks with Japan go as North Korea hopes, maybe a return to livelier days. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — The barbecues are all fired up along the jetty and the beach is dotted with sunbathers. Divers plunge into the water in search of clams, which are dipped in hot sauce and eaten raw right there on the spot. Wonsan, a sleepy port on North Korea’s east coast, is gearing up for a busy summer and, if talks with Japan go as North Korea hopes, maybe a return to livelier days.

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