North Korea's recent missile launches and nuclear tests have again prompted discussion in Tokyo on Japan's policy against becoming a nuclear state.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had a 40-minute phone chat with President Donald Trump in which they analyzed North Korea's latest missile launch and what action to take.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile – designed to carry a nuclear payload – over Japan. The missile eventually splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean.
President Trump's threats against North Korea are a means to "remind the regime" in Pyongyang what is at stake if it starts a war it cannot win, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday.
Should Japan follow Seoul’s lead and build a web of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems around its geopolitically vital nation?
The U.S. 7th Fleet says two of its destroyers are conducting simultaneous maritime exercises with naval ships from Japan and South Korea.
The more missile tests North Korea conducts, the more missiles the secluded country loses. That development is good news for America and its Asian allies.
Japan's Prime Minister states: "It's possible that North Korea might already have the ability to deliver sarin warheads on missiles."
A nuclear-armed Japan and South Korea? The U.S. might soon offer to sell Japan and South Korea air-launched cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads.