North Korea tells U.S. to come up with deal or face bigger missile tests: ‘There is a limit to our patience’

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North Korea has warned the United States that it may resume new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests if progress was not made soon on the countries’ bilateral peace process. In a commentary published Thursday by the official Korean Central News … Read More

North Korea Threatens Increased Provocations Following Breakdown in Nuclear Talks

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FILE – A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a missile that is believed to be launched from a submarine, in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2019. SEOUL -North Korea Thursday … Read More

Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’

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Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’ TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Wednesday said South Korea’s decision to remove Tokyo’s fast-track trade status without sufficient explanation was “regrettable”, as a diplomatic and trade row between the two … Read More

Japan warns North Korea now has miniaturized nukes small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles and is a ‘serious and imminent threat’

North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and made them small enough to fit on ballistic missiles, Japan believes. Tokyo defense chiefs warn in a new white paper that North Korea’s military activities pose a ‘serious and imminent threat’. In last year’s report, … Read More

South Korea’s Moon Calls for Talks to End Trade Dispute With Japan

People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

Why the South Korea-Japan trade dispute may not be resolvable

South Korea’s left-wing has long demanded a more aggressive stance on Japan’s imperial actions and stifled any dissent, while Japan’s right has also enforced its own position. With both views now mainstream, slim hopes of mediation remain A protester in … Read More

Seoul and Tokyo Stare Each Other Down

Japan’s move to impose unprecedented trade measures against South Korea to retaliate against its increasingly hard-line stance toward Tokyo’s wartime conduct will leave Seoul with few options to respond effectively. Domestic political drivers in both South Korea and Japan will … Read More

Tension between Japan and South Korea is rising, and it looks set to drag down trade

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KEY POINTS Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul are intensifying after Japan imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. One analyst suggests the situation could escalate further, with the two governments engaging “in a tit-for-tat exchange of … Read More

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