Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met on Saturday with his counterparts from the United States and South Korea to discuss trilateral cooperation in countering nuclear and missile threats posed by North Korea. The meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany, comes amid stalled denuclearization talks, after North Korea’s year-end deadline for a breakthrough passed.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to unveil a “new strategic weapon,” possibly breaking his promise with U.S. President Donald Trump not to carry out intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear tests. The ministers also discussed North Korea’s weapons program and efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to unveil a “new strategic weapon,” possibly breaking his promise with U.S. President Donald Trump not to carry out intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear tests.At their last meeting in mid-January, Motegi and his counterparts urged North Korea to refrain from military provocations and continue efforts to reach a deal that would see denuclearization rewarded with relief from crippling economic sanctions. Motegi and Kang also held a separate meeting Saturday amid a diplomatic feud between their countries over wartime history and trade policy.Motegi asked Seoul to address the issue of court decisions ordering compensation for South Koreans forced to work in Japanese factories during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean Peninsula. Tokyo argues the rulings go against a 1965 bilateral agreement that settled wartime claims.Kang repeated calls for Japan to lift stricter regulations on South Korea-bound exports of some key materials needed to manufacture semiconductors and display panels.On a lighter note, Motegi offered congratulations over the South Korean family satire “Parasite” winning the Academy Award for best picture, the first non-English language film to do so.