Tag: Japan

Amid US-Iran tensions, Japanese warship heads to Middle East

A Japanese warship departed Sunday for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country’s oil tankers in waters where tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high. The guided-missile destroyer Takanami with some 200 sailors left Japan’s main naval base in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. Its main task is primarily to gather intelligence in […]

Japan’s Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea: NYT

The international community must remain united and enforce sanctions against North Korea after its repeated launch of ballistic missiles, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in an editorial published in the New York Times on Sunday.Abe’s editorial was published before world leaders gather in New York for a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, […]

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea presses on with missile tests

About 100 school children and their parents are holding a clean-up on the field of the local elementary school in this small fishing and farming town, when an alarm warns of an impending missile attack and they run for the school gymnasium. The siren “rang all of a sudden while we were picking grass, so […]

North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South […]

North Korea insists latest missile launch proves it can hit US bases, Japan

North Korea claims it’s ready to strike the US with missiles North Korea said Monday that it is ready to mass produce a new medium-range missile that has the capability of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases after its latest launch it claimed confirmed the rocket’s combat readiness. North Korea launched the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 […]

Donald Trump says he ‘can’t imagine Russia is pleased’ as North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest missile test as it landed closer to Russia than Japan. North Korea’s ballistic missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said. “With the missile impacting […]

Tensions With North Korea Rise

President Donald Trump marks his 100 days in office with a new deal on government spending but it comes as tensions escalate in North Korea, which warns it will carry out a nuclear test “at any time and at any location.” A Japanese warship left port Monday morning for the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions […]

Japan sends biggest warship to protect a US supply ship

Japan is sending its largest warship to protect a US vessel as it resupplies the strike group led by carrier Carl Vinson amid tensions with North Korea. The 800ft helicopter carrier Izumo left its home port of Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, on Monday to escort the American vessel to the waters off Shikoku, around 400 […]

US citizen detained by North Korea as Japanese ships join war games

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and the US, Pyongyang has detained a US citizen, officials said on Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held in the country. As two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, North Korea threatened to sink a US […]

Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly near Japan, US officials say

For the first time in nearly three months, Russia flew nuclear-capable “Bear” bombers near Japan, Wednesday, the latest sign of increasing tensions in the region, two US officials tell Fox News. The officials said three Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers took off from a base in eastern Russia flying in the Sea of Japan and remained […]