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

James Mattis with South Korea's defense minister, Song Young-moo. In a scene typical of the Trump administration, Mattis contradicted the president's views on North Korea. Photograph: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images. Donald Trump appeared to rule out ...and more »

US conducts computer war games in response to North Korea missile launch - The Independent

The United States military and Pacific allies have conducted air drills over the Korean peninsula in conjunction with computer simulations just days after North Korea added tension to already stressed relations by firing a missile over Japan. The air ...and more »

Theresa May secures Japanese pledge on post-Brexit trade deal - The Guardian

Theresa May and Shinzo Abe shake hands at a press conference in Tokyo. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Theresa May has secured a much hoped-for formal commitment from Japan that both countries will seek to instantly replace an EU-Japan trade ...and more »

Theresa May vows to fight next UK election as prime minister - Financial Times

Theresa May has said she will fight the next UK election as prime minister and intends to remain in power “for the long term”. The promise by Mrs May confounded the expectations of most political observers, who expected her to make her exit before the ...and more »

Theresa May's Japan trip shows road ahead for British companies - Financial Times

The revelation during Theresa May's visit to Tokyo this week that Britain's prime minister was no fan of one of her host's best-loved traditions and had “never done karaoke, actually, I'm afraid” was perhaps a missed opportunity. If the prime minister ...and more »

Theresa May refuses to rule out military action and cyber attacks over North Korea missile launches -

Theresa May has refused to rule out using cyber warfare or even taking part in military action against North Korea if it does not stop firing missiles in “illegal” acts of provocation. Mrs May arrived in Japan on Wednesday morning in the midst of an ...and more »

Theresa May's Japan trip 'prepares ground' for trade deal - Financial Times

Theresa May will arrive in Japan on Wednesday with British cyber security, engineering and defence suppliers to “prepare the ground” for a post-Brexit trade deal. The British prime minister is scheduled to have several meetings with Shinzo Abe, her ...and more »

Japanese lessons for Theresa May - Financial Times

In Asia, as in Europe, the UK government is learning the hard way this week that “taking back control” after Brexit is easier said than done. Kicking off a visit to Japan on Wednesday, Theresa May expressed the hope that her discussions in Tokyo would ...and more »

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Aug. 31) - Yonhap News

North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean east of Hokkaido on Tuesday. It flew about 2,700 kilometers and reached a maximum height of 550 kilometers. Unlike recent high-angle launches, it was fired at a ...and more »

Japan Seeks Funds to Boost Missile Ranges Days After North Korea Threat - U.S. News & World Report

FILE PHOTO : A Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) soldier takes part in a drill to mobilise their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to a recent missile launch by North Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa on the ...and more »