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NUCLEAR WEAPONS

The nuclear-powered USS Annapolis submarine makes a port call at South Korea's Jeju Island on Monday. It was the second such visit by a U.S. submarine to the country in the span of about a week.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 25, 2023
Nuclear Consultative Group strengthens Northeast Asian deterrence
The logic for trilateral coordination between the U.S., Japan and South Korea is compelling. The NCG is an important first step toward that goal.
A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
North Korea fires cruise missiles into Yellow Sea, but remains silent on U.S. soldier's fate
Experts say cruise missiles, which fly far slower than ballistic weapons, present a unique danger in that they can fly low and maneuver, making them potentially very difficult to intercept.
The mushroom cloud caused by the Trinity nuclear test is seen on July 16, 1945. A new study, released on Thursday ahead of submission to a scientific journal for peer review, shows that the cloud and its fallout went farther than anyone in the Manhattan Project had imagined in 1945.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 22, 2023
Trinity nuclear test’s fallout reached 46 states, Canada and Mexico, study finds
The research shows that the first atomic bomb explosion’s effects had been underestimated, and could help more “downwinders” press for federal compensation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
North Korea fires cruise missiles into Yellow Sea, but remains silent on U.S. soldier's fate
Experts say cruise missiles, which fly far slower than ballistic weapons, present a unique danger in that they can fly low and maneuver, making them potentially very difficult to intercept.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
G7 and others ask China to stop North Korea sanctions evasion in its waters
The countries will provide satellite images that 'clearly indicates these practices continued to occur within China's jurisdiction in 2022 and have continued in 2023.'
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 20, 2023
How a U.S. soldier made a mad dash into North Korea
The U.S. military was scrambling on Wednesday to determine the soldier's fate, as well as his motive.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 19, 2023
U.S. soldier facing disciplinary action slips across inter-Korean border into North Korea
An American soldier facing disciplinary action at home “willfully and without authorization' fled Tuesday into North Korea, where he was apparently taken into custody.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
North Korea fires off two ballistic missiles, with both falling outside Japan's EEZ
The rare early-morning launches of apparent short-range weapons followed a test last week of the North’s Hwasong-18 solid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 18, 2023
U.S. nuclear sub visits South Korea for first time in decades as allies hold key talks
The U.S. said the ballistic missile submarine had arrived after the allies held the inaugural meeting of their Nuclear Consultative Group on Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 17, 2023
North Korean nuclear test 'would not come as a surprise' to U.S.
The remarks by U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan come just days after Pyongyang held a successful test of its most powerful long-range missile.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2023
Japan, South Korea and U.S. hold trilateral missile defense drill after North's ICBM launch
The rare exercises come as North Korea’s continued weapons tests push trilateral security ties closer than ever.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 15, 2023
Japan's willingness to engage with North Korea may test patience of partners
While Japan has expressed readiness to engage with North Korea, Tokyo must perform a careful balancing act to ensure its outreach does not undermine its ties to Washington and Seoul.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 13, 2023
Hiroshima Appeals poster set to continue traditions of daring design and anti-nuclear art
Norio Nakamura's entry is the latest in an iconic series of posters that has contributed some of the greatest and most impactful images in Japanese graphic design.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 11, 2023
North Korea warns U.S. over alleged spy plane incursions
The sister of North Korea's leader accused the U.S. of “illegally” sending spy planes into its exclusive economic zone, just a day after the country warned such flights could be shot down.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 8, 2023
First South Korea-U.S. Nuclear Consultative Group meeting to be held on July 18
The meeting will reportedly discuss 'information sharing, consultation mechanism and joint planning and execution designed to bolster nuclear deterrence against North Korea.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2023
Record 110 nations to attend Hiroshima peace ceremony in August
The total number will be the highest ever recorded, according to an outline of the ceremony unveiled by the city. The current record is 101, marked in 2015 — 100 countries plus the EU.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2023
NPO pushes doomsday bunkers in Japan as security threats grow
The organization says the underground shelter can house a family of four adults, three children and one pet for a maximum of two weeks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2023
Momentum building for cranes' inclusion on UNESCO list
Relatives of Sadako Sasaki are preparing to submit the items to a UNESCO documentary heritage program for registry in 2025 to mark 80 years since the end of World War II.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 29, 2023
EU intends to maintain missile sanctions on Iran beyond expiry of 2015 pact
Current measures that limit Tehran's nuclear program in return for relief from economic controls are set to expire on Oct. 18 under a U.N. resolution that enshrined the earlier deal.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 25, 2023
Russia mercenary threat revives concern over nuclear arsenal security
Images of tanks on Russian streets brought to mind the failed 1991 coup by communist hardliners that raised concerns about the security of the Soviet nuclear arsenal.

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