Yoon Suk-yeol, a former prosecutor with no foreign policy background, has said pre-emptive strikes may be the only way to counter North Korea's newest missiles.
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A Japanese former politician who campaigned to bring billions of dollars of investment from some of Japan’s top companies to Myanmar has urged Tokyo to endorse its military regime.
Taipei has stealthily sourced technology, components and talent from at least seven nations to help it build a fleet with the potential to exact a heavy toll on any Chinese attack.
Older voters are mostly sticking with left-wing parties, mindful of Okinawa's past as one of the bloodiest battlegrounds of World War II.
At the moment, there are just a dozen women among the 1,200 full members at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Many schools have pulled out of a program intended to let hundreds of thousands of children see the world's best athletes compete.
Officials in the city say they still don't have key information, including how many athletes to expect and details on health facilities.
The payments, starting in 2017, are not illegal but are potentially embarrassing for Tokyo given alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s military.
In less than two weeks, Momoko Nojo's petition campaign gathered more than 150,000 signatures, galvanizing global outrage over sexist remarks by Yoshiro Mori.
The Olympic torch relay is set to begin on March 25, even though Tokyo and nine other prefectures are set to remain under a state of emergency through March 7.