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NUCLEAR CRISIS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during an event in Pyongyang in a photo released Dec. 5.
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 16, 2023
U.S. and South Korea to draw up joint nuclear defense guideline
Washington and Seoul have decided to complete a comprehensive guideline by next year on how to contain and respond to Pyongyang's nuclear threat.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Nov 20, 2022
North Korea's Kim has revealed he has a daughter. Why now?
The first public appearance of an heir to the isolated country's leader may offer clues into plans for his regime and its nuclear arsenal.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 17, 2022
North Korea fires missile after warning U.S. of ‘fierce’ move
The test came shortly after Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui issued a statement saying Pyongyang will respond militarily if the U.S. keeps working with its allies on joint exercises.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 7, 2022
South Korea and U.S. stage drills following North Korean missile launches
The maritime drills are taking place in waters off South Korea's east coast between Oct. 7 and 8, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Sep 1, 2022
Past as prologue: Will North Korea's Kim return to nuke testing?
As South Korea-U.S. military drills end and with key anniversaries looming on Sept. 9 and Oct. 10, Kim may conclude the time is ripe to order a test of what could be a tactical warhead.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 19, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s sister tells South Korea to ‘stop dreaming’ of talks
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeolu2019s aid proposal was "as stupid as trying to dry the dark blue ocean and turn it into a mulberry field,u201d Kim Yo Jong said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 18, 2022
U.S. warns it will deploy ‘strategic assets’ to South Korea if Pyongyang conducts nuke test
It's unclear which strategic assets Washington might deploy, but the term could cover anything from nuclear-powered submarines, strategic bombers or even tactical nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2022
North Korea 'paves the way' for more nuclear tests, U.N. report says
Pyongyang made preparations for a nuclear test during the first six months of this year, according to an excerpt of a confidential United Nations report.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 25, 2022
U.S. helicopters hold first live-fire military drills in South Korea since 2019
The drills come as the allies announced they would resume other live field training during joint exercises scaled back because of COVID-19 and efforts to reduce tension with the North.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 23, 2022
South Korea restores military drills once reduced to help Trump
The allies will return to practicing war scenarios in person, replacing training over the past three years that used computerized command-and-control simulations.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 10, 2022
South Korea detects apparent North Korean artillery fire
Seoul announced that the shots were detected after 6 p.m. and that the military had strengthened surveillance and alert levels, without mentioning any further response.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 29, 2022
Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests
The sudden plunge in crypto values complicates Pyongyang's ability to cash in and may affect how it plans to fund its weapons programs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 22, 2022
North Korea's Kim presides over major military meeting as nuke test fears grow
The Central Military Commission was set to decide on u201cimportant strategic and tactical tasks" for the countryu2019s military, the latest signal that a nuclear test may be imminent.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 16, 2022
North Korea expands work at nuclear test site to second tunnel, report says
South Korean officials said this week that North Korea was poised to conduct a nuclear test "at any time" and that the timing would be decided by leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 14, 2022
As North Korean missiles fly, Seoul signals need to revitalize intel pact with Tokyo
Pyongyang's record-breaking number of launches this year continues to push Seoul and Tokyo closer after years of soured ties, including on the contentious GSOMIA pact.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 14, 2022
Climate change risks exacerbating security issues in Asia-Pacific
As sea levels continue to rise, small islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans as well as coastal megacities in China and South and Southeast Asia are already at risk.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 11, 2022
North Korea promotes nuclear envoy as Kim vows 'power for power' military
Choe Son Hui, long a key member of Pyongyang's team negotiating over its nuclear program with the United States, was named foreign minister, state news agency KCNA said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2022
Japan secures record 12th nonpermanent seat on U.N. Security Council
Tokyo's return comes as the UNSC has appeared dysfunctional, after Russia wielded its veto to block a resolution protesting its invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 8, 2022
South Korea, U.S., Japan lambaste Pyongyang's missile tests, urging return to talks
The first three-way meeting of the countries' No. 2 diplomats since November has highlighted the urgency and gravity of North Korea's intensifying weapons tests.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jun 8, 2022
North Korean missile barrage adds new dimension to Japan's threat assessment
The launch of eight missiles from four locations in the country builds on earlier training for a strike designed to overwhelm Japanese and South Korean missile defenses, experts say.

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