TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - Democratic People's Republic of Korea marks 85 years of the founding of its army with a "largest ever live artillery drill" presumed to have been overseen by leader Kim Jong-un.
TOKYO (The Japan Times/ANN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to break with Beijing, given that his country depends too heavily on China for imports of materials and components. Thus the key to the sustainability of the North’s economic fundamentals lies in the hands of China.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - By conducting a joint exercise and showing the firm Japan-US alliance, the aim is to increase pressure on North Korea, which has repeatedly engaged in provocative actions such as ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The Japan government has decided to aim for effectuation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement without the United States. With this new direction set, the government aims to contain the U.S. demand for bilateral talks.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised the U.S. stance of strengthening pressure on North Korea during a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday and once again stressed the unity of Japan and the United States.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence agreed on Tuesday that the two nations would join hands to increase pressure on North Korea, which has repeatedly engaged in provocative missile launches and nuclear tests.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The aircraft carrier strike group, composed of the Carl Vinson at its core with guided-missile destroyers and other vessels, is understood to be around the East China Sea and heading north toward waters near the Korean Peninsula.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is preparing to propose that Japan and the United States jointly create unified trade and investment rules, but it will not accept a U.S. request to launch bilateral trade talks, according to sources.