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Theresa May aims to calm Japan's Brexit concerns on Tokyo trip - Deutsche Welle

With the UK preparing to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May is wasting no time trying to lay the groundwork for future bilateral trade agreements, and Japan is her latest target. The EU and Japan agreed in principle on an ...and more »

How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory - The Diplomat

After North Korea fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan early Tuesday morning local time, Japan is weighing next steps. North Korea's provocation gives impetus for Japan to acquire a land-based Aegis missile defense system to complement its ...and more »

North Korea's unprecedented missile test draws ire of Trump and Abe - Christian Science Monitor

August 29, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea—In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch ...and more »

Journalists need to resist the emerging narrative around Trump's generals - Columbia Journalism Review

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images). Every day seems to bring something unprecedented out of Washington, something entirely outside normal political and journalistic ...and more »

Defense secretary quickly contradicts Trump over North Korea diplomacy - The Guardian

Minutes after president says 'talking is not the answer' to tensions with Pyongyang, James Mattis says diplomatic solutions never run out. Julian Borger in Washington. Wed 30 Aug 2017 14.33 EDT Last modified on Thu 5 Jul 2018 16.48 EDT. Share on ...and more »

5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan - The Diplomat

On early Tuesday morning, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean. The missile flew to a range of 2,700 kilometers following its launch from a site near Sunan ...and more »

North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan - Wall Street Journal

TOKYO—North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan Tuesday, the latest in a string of direct provocations that have destabilized the region and triggered global alarm. The missile—the first Pyongyang has fired over Japan's main islands since ...and more »

Why North Korea doesn't really want a war -

The current flare-up over North Korea's missile tests and Donald Trump's belligerent response is frightening for many, but anyone worried that Pyongyang wants to start a war is – fortunately – mistaken. For all its fighting talk, missile tests, and ...and more »

Diplomacy really can work against North Korea. Here's why. - Washington Post

On Wednesday, after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, President Trump announced that “talking to Pyongyang was not the answer.” Minutes later, his secretary of defense told reporters that “we're never out of diplomatic solutions.” As a ...and more »

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat - Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean ...and more »