Japan government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Japan government US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' TOKYO (AP) — The top American military officer in the Pacific said Wednesday that North Korea's recent military actions are "a recipe for a disaster" and warned against a sense of complacency in the face of increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Adm. Harry Harris Jr. made the remarks at a lecture for a Tokyo think tank after meeting with Japanese le... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T05:44:00Z North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, wi... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:52:00Z The latest: Australia says China responsible for NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Australia's prime minister has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to end the regime's missile testing. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "... Mon, 15 May 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T03:49:00Z The Latest: Philippines congratulates S. Korean president SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's new president (all times local): 3:04 p.m. The Philippines' president has congratulated South Korean President Moon Jae-in and says his country is committed to further enhancing relations with Seoul. "On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Duterte wish... Wed, 10 May 2017 07:21:00 GMT 2017-05-10T07:21:00Z The Latest: New S. Korean president hints at trip to NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's presidential election (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a congratulatory message to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, saying he looks forward to working together to develop their relationship and tackle North Korean threats. Ab... Wed, 10 May 2017 03:59:00 GMT 2017-05-10T03:59:00Z The Latest: Trump says China putting pressure on North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local): 8:38 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump says he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Trump say... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:43:00 GMT 2017-04-29T23:43:00Z N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:02:00 GMT 2017-04-29T21:02:00Z The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 1:05 p.m. One of Tokyo's major subways systems says it shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch. Tokyo Metro official Hiroshi Takizawa says the tempora... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:01:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:01:00Z The Latest: NKorea official calls US efforts a 'wild dream' UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local): 2 p.m. North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says a solution to the standoff over his country's nuclear program will be possible when the United States withdraws its "hostile policy" toward the northeast Asian nation. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:11:00 GMT 2017-04-28T18:11:00Z The Latest: USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The U.S. Navy says aircraft from a carrier strike group headed for the Korean Peninsula are conducting a joint exercise with Japan's Air Self Defense Forces in waters south of Japan. A statement released Wednesday sa... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:45:00 GMT 2017-04-26T01:45:00Z The Latest: Chinese media warn N. Korea against nuke test PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper is warning North Korea against conducting another nuclear test, saying that would likely propel events past the "point of no return." In an editorial Tuesday, the Global ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:35:00 GMT 2017-04-25T04:35:00Z North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea prepared to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military. Although a major event around the anniversary was viewed as possible, the morning came and went without any nuclear te... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:22:00 GMT 2017-04-25T03:22:00Z South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. It so... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:14:00 GMT 2017-04-24T09:14:00Z US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Pence, dressed in a green military jacket, said aboard the hul... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-04-19T18:12:00Z US VP Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Pence, dressed in a green military jacket, said aboard the hul... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:46:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:46:00Z The Latest: Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has once again pledged the Trump administration's commitment to defending its allies in Asia from North Korea and any other threats. Speaking to U.S. and ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:10:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:10:00Z US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent' TOKYO (AP) — From two continents, top Trump administration officials warned Tuesday that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the United States was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis denounced North Korea's ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:13:00 GMT 2017-04-18T23:13:00Z Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. After meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders, Pence told reporters that President Donald Trump was confident that economic and diplomatic pressure has a chance of com... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:44:00 GMT 2017-04-18T11:44:00Z The Latest: Pence, Japanese leaders begin talks in Tokyo TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): 3:40 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso are kicking off a new U.S.-Japan economic dialogue that was launched during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's meeting with President Donald Trump i... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:53:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:53:00Z Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese leaders began talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region, though tensions with North Korea loomed large. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the U.S. considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. "We appreci... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:01:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:01:00Z The Latest: Abe says pressure must be exerted on NKorea PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in South Korea (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reiterated that pressure, not only dialogue, is necessary in dealing with North Korea's missile and nuclear threat. Abe, speaking to a parliamentary session Monda... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:27:00 GMT 2017-04-17T06:27:00Z Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack 75 years later CINCINNATI (AP) — At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the course of World War II. Now the sole survivor of the original 80-member group, Cole recalls the excitement of learning the bombing target they had been secretly training for was Japan itself. ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:23:00 GMT 2017-04-16T15:23:00Z The Latest: Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the failed launch of a North Korean missile from the country's east coast (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The Japanese government says it has protested to North Korea over its latest attempted missile launch, but that the failed firing had no security impact on Japan. Japan's Forei... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-04-16T12:53:00Z The Latest: Japan taking steps to respond to Korean crisis PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Japan says it is maintaining high levels of surveillance and taking "every possible measure" to respond to any contingency on the Korean Peninsula, where North Korea is warning of war and more nuclear tests. The J... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:00 GMT 2017-04-14T13:15:00Z The Latest: Trump, Japan's Abe talk about Syria, North Korea WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments in the aftermath of the U.S. airstrikes in Syria (all times EDT): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with the Japanese prime minister about the recent U.S. missile strikes in Syria as well as about North Korea. The White House says in a statement on Sunday that the... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 18:51:00 GMT 2017-04-09T18:51:00Z Filipino Bataan Death March survivors mark 75th anniversary SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos who fought for the U.S. during World War II. On Saturday, the forme... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-04-09T00:05:00Z The Latest: UN official calls for de-escalation in Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times EDT): 7:30 p.m. The president of the United Nations General Assembly says the U.N. hopes there will be "no further escalation" following Thursday's missile strikes on Syrian targets by the United States. Peter Thomson of Fiji says there are "peace processes un... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 23:33:00 GMT 2017-04-07T23:33:00Z Pence to make trip to Asia-Pacific amid Korean tensions WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to South Korea and Japan later this month amid simmering tensions along the Korean peninsula over North Korea's attempts to advance its nuclear and missile programs. The White House said Thursday that Pence would depart April 15 on a 10-day, four-nation tour of the Asia-Pacific region that will a... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:58:00 GMT 2017-04-06T15:58:00Z Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean restraint TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, also joined in urging North Korea to refrain from "provocative actions" and to abide by United Nations resolutions demanding an end to its n... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:29:00 GMT 2017-03-20T14:29:00Z Tillerson says NKorea 'need not fear' United States TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation "need not fear" the United States. Tillerson made that declaration after meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, where they discussed possible new approaches in dealing wit... 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