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Japan calls for int'l action after N Korea's 6th nuclear test

Japan calls for int’l action after N Korea’s 6th nuclear test

Japan calls for int’l action after N Korea’s 6th nuclear test Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Sunday for the international community to “show a strong will to protect world…

U.S. flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N Korea

In bid to reassure nervous Asian allies, U.S. says North Korea threat would bring massive military response

In bid to reassure nervous Asian allies, U.S. says North Korea threat would bring massive military response   WASHINGTON – The U.S. issued a blunt warning to North Korea, just…

U.S. flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N Korea

U.S. flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N Korea

U.S. flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N Korea The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday,…

Abe, May issue statements after talks

Abe, May issue statements after talks

Abe, May issue statements after talks Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart, Theresa May, have released joint statements on security and economic cooperation after their talks in…

North Korea's missile launch: Why Japan?

North Korea’s missile launch: Why Japan?

North Korea’s missile launch: Why Japan? TOKYO When nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan this week, it sparked international condemnation. But it also raised the question: Why…

North Korea's missile lands off Japan's east

North Korea’s missile lands off Japan’s east

North Korea’s missile lands off Japan’s east Government officials say the missile was launched toward the northeast at around 5:58 AM on Tuesday, Japan Time. They suspect a missile split…

National energy plan needs a major review

National energy plan needs a major review National energy plan needs a major review The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has begun a review of the government’s Basic Energy…

NHK of video casts doubt on North Korean ICBM’s re-entry capabilities

NHK of video casts doubt on North Korean ICBM’s re-entry capabilities

NHK of video casts doubt on North Korean ICBM’s re-entry capabilities Video captured Friday of North Korea’s latest test of a powerful long-range missile appears to show that the nuclear-armed…

Gov't panel recommends restrictions for casinos in forthcoming bill

Gov’t panel recommends restrictions for casinos in forthcoming bill

Gov’t panel recommends restrictions for casinos in forthcoming bill A Japanese government panel formulating rules to introduce casino gambling delivered its recommendations Monday, aiming to make casinos attractive to foreign…

Defense Minister Inada, GSDF chief to quit over alleged coverup of logs

Defense Minister Inada, GSDF chief to quit over alleged coverup of logs Defense Minister Tomomi Inada intends to step down following a deepening data coverup scandal that has caused confusion…