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Japan PM declares time for North Korea dialogue is over

2017-09-20 22:37

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has rallied behind the US warning that "all options" are available to deal with North Korea, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel disagrees with the US.

'Missile launch, take cover': Japan's terrifying wake-up call

2017-09-15 08:14

"Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground."

3 epic clips showing some of the best Japanese street drifting

2017-09-13 09:40

Check out these cool Japanese drifters as they take on narrow mountain cliffs and a shipping harbour.

Moderate quake hits northern Japan

2017-09-08 18:34

A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Japan but there was no tsunami warning.

North Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima

2017-09-06 12:51

Japan has again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons - more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb.

North Korea and its missiles: what next?

2017-08-31 12:12

Tensions between North Korea and the United States are spiking again in the aftermath of Pyongyang's latest weapons test, when it lobbed an intermediate range missile over northern Japan.

Sea Shepherd pulls plug on Japan whale hunt

2017-08-30 20:25

Activist group Sea Shepherd has pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer match the country's military and economic power.

North Korea's missile launch: Why Japan?

2017-08-30 10:57

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

Trump: 'All options are on table' after North Korea missile launch

2017-08-29 14:54

President Donald Trump says "all options are on the table" after North Korea's missile launch over Japan.

North Korea missile an 'unprecedented, grave' threat - Japan PM Abe

2017-08-29 11:45

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said North Korea's launch of a missile over its territory was an 'unprecedented, serious and grave threat' as he called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

 

Nissan celebrates 150-million vehicles produced globally

2017-09-20 10:46

Nissan has reached a new milestone with 150-million vehicles produced globally.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

2017-09-15 06:35

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

2017-09-13 08:19

A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.

6.1 quake hits off Japan's Bonin Islands

2017-09-07 20:23

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan's Bonin Islands but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said.

Japan, China say no radiation detected after North Korea nuke test

2017-09-04 11:33

Japan and China say they have not yet detected any atmospheric radiation from North Korea's nuclear test, amid fears of a leak from a "cave in" during the underground blast.

More missiles to come - North Korea

2017-08-31 05:29

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation's provocative launch was a mere "curtain-raiser".

Japan deputy PM in hot water over Hitler remarks

2017-08-30 15:35

Japan's gaffe-prone deputy prime minister Taro Aso has retracted comments in which he cited Adolf Hitler, but insisted he did not mean to praise the Nazi leader.

North Korea defends 'tough counter-measures' as missile alarms Japan

2017-08-29 19:24

North Korea has defended its right to take "tough counter-measures" in response to what it calls US aggression, after firing a ballistic missile over Japan which sparked fear and fury in Tokyo.

Emergency UN Security Council meeting set on North Korea - diplomats

2017-08-29 13:24

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting over North Korea's latest missile launch at the request of Japan and the US, diplomats have announced.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

2017-08-29 06:39

Nuclear-armed North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

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