National Sep 4, 2017

No abnormal radiation readings from North Korea nuclear test, NRA says

No abnormal radiation readings have been detected from North Korea's nuclear test on Sunday, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said. "Generally, radioactive substances are not supposed to be released into the air in case of an underground nuclear test," an NRA official noted, adding that monitoring ...

Pyongyang plans late-June legislative assembly

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 9, 2016

Pyongyang plans late-June legislative assembly

North Korea said on Thursday that it will convene a session of its parliamentary in late June, following a rare congress of the country's ruling Workers' Party in May that cemented young leader Kim Jong Un's control of the isolated state. Delegates to the assembly ...

Japan slams North Korean 'H-bomb' test

National / Politics Jan 6, 2016

Japan slams North Korean 'H-bomb' test

by Reiji Yoshida and Mizuho Aoki

The government slammed North Korea on Wednesday after it apparently conducted another nuclear test, its fourth, which involved what Pyongyang described as a powerful hydrogen bomb. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the action as "a grave threat to the safety of our country." There were stern ...