Instead, they said, Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers.
Pence is viewing the short-track competition, in which eight Americans are participating. "South Korea will be attracted to that idea and Moon would want to keep the maintain the momentum after the games".
In South Korea for the start of the Winter Olympics Friday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with defectors from North Korea - accompanied by the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died after his release from captivity there a year ago.
Kim, who has been working for PyeongChang 2018 since its bid process, said she was told by the local organizers that she would be the cauldron lighter at the opening ceremony. Kim Yo Jong arrived here Friday as part of a delegation to the Olympics.
Security experts have cautioned that large events like the Olympics are targets for hacking, even in a country like South Korea, which produces some of the world's most sophisticated technology. Kim Yo-jong is the sister of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and is a key advisor to her brother.
On page two it printed seven more of the opening ceremony and its representatives' meetings and handshakes with Moon, whom it described as president. The article reiterated that the North's decision to send delegates to the South had nothing to do with an attempt to approach the United States for talks.
A White House official indicated that it was fair to cast the lack of interaction between Pence and the North Koreans in Moon's box as mutual.
Fred Warmbier, attending the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a guest of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, said during excerpts of an interview posted Saturday that he doubts the symbolic significance of North Korean involvement in the games.
"There were some issues that impacted some of our computer systems last night for a few hours", said an Olympic spokesperson. North Korean state media said Thursday there was no intention on the North Korean side for such talks to take place. The North Koreans had met with Abe at the earlier reception and with Moon.
This item corrects that Kim Yo Jong is the leader's sister.
Mr. Warmbier is in South Korea for the Games and earlier this week appeared with Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting with North Korean defectors.
The luncheon also includes Choe Hwi, chairman of the North's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs.