North Korea missile tests are 'imminent threat' - Japan

2017-12-04 16:56

North Korea's missile tests are an 'imminent threat' to Japan, the Japanese parliament has declared, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said talking to the reclusive state was meaningless.

NATO chief calls North Korea 'global threat'

2017-10-30 14:28

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called North Korea a "global threat", while adding during a visit to Japan that he backed tighter sanctions against Pyongyang.

Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote

2017-10-22 16:05

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea.

Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election

2017-09-28 08:04

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called a snap election for next month.

Family of fallen Japan soldiers pay respects at Pearl Harbour

2017-09-22 14:48

Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II have visited Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to pay respects to fallen American soldiers.

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.

Japan approves contentious bill against planning crimes

2017-06-15 13:15

Japan's parliament has approved a contentious bill that makes it a crime to plan a crime.

Japan's Abe warns of 'confusion' without Brexit deal

2017-04-29 20:17

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Britain and the European Union to secure a "smooth and transparent" separation.

Japan withdraws troops from war-torn South Sudan peacekeeping mission

2017-04-18 18:08

Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after completing its five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.

Japan to end 5-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

2017-03-10 19:48

Japan is ending its peacekeeping mission in troubled South Sudan after five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced.


Trump says US will arm Japan to knock down North Korea missiles

2017-11-07 06:00

US President Donald Trump is suggesting that the US arm Japan with new anti-missile technology, much as the US has done with its allies in the Middle East.

Abe targets North Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win

2017-10-23 06:21

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stormed to a landslide "super-majority" in snap Japanese elections, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to "deal firmly" with North Korea.

Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of election

2017-10-08 20:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to impose "all possible pressure" on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament

2017-09-25 12:45

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month

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.

Trump and Abe discuss North Korea 'menace'

2017-07-08 17:04

President Donald Trump says he and the Japanese prime minister have been discussing North Korea's recent aggression, calling the country a "problem, menace".

Japan warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific

2017-04-30 17:31

Media reports say Japan will dispatch its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship as tensions mount in the region over North Korea.

Japan PM to visit Russia, UK amid North Korean tension

2017-04-27 06:41

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects.

Mugabe warns schoolkids against 'dozing off'

2017-04-18 06:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has been known to close his eyes in public, has told schoolchildren that they must "remember to guard against dozing off during lessons".

New rules: Japan's Abe could lead until 2021

2017-03-05 14:31

Japan's ruling party has extended term limits for its leaders, a change that gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a shot at becoming Japan's longest-serving post-war leader.

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