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Baimagambet Kabenov, 82, one of the oldest residents in Kaynar, poses for a picture with his wife Rymbibi Zhumagazina in the village in the Abai Region of Kazakhstan. The village neighbors the former Semipalatinsk Test Site, one of the main locations for nuclear testing in the former Soviet Union.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
'Let us be a lesson': Kazakhs warn against return to nuclear tests
The effect of radiation from hundreds of tests has had a devastating impact on the environment and health, and continues to affect lives today.
Seiso Yamada, a former reporter for the Chugoku Shimbun newspaper, talks about what it was like at the time he photographed the mushroom cloud.
JAPAN / History
Nov 28, 2023
Japan to recommend A-bomb photo archive for UNESCO heritage list
The collection of 1,532 photos and two videos were taken between Aug. 6, 1945, when the bomb was dropped, and the end of that year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chats with senior officials during a banquet to celebrate the launch of a reconnaissance satellite, at the Mulan Pavilion in Pyongyang, in this image released Friday.
Nov 28, 2023
North Korea says satellite took photos of White House and Pentagon
The assertions by the nuclear-armed country were the latest about its new spy satellite's capabilities — though it has yet to release any images.
Sueichi Kido delivers a speech at a session of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Nagasaki survivor urges nuclear weapons abolition at U.N. meeting
An 83-year-old survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki called for the elimination of nuclear weapons at a U.N. meeting in New York.
A pipeline transporting seawater is part of the facility for releasing treated radioactive water into the ocean from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
Nov 27, 2023
Japan’s wastewater release could bring the region together
The release of treated radioactive water from Fukushima No. 1 could be a springboard for more transparency around nuclear energy in Japan and all of Asia.
North Korean soldiers rebuild a guard post on the North side of the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in this undated handout photo released Monday.
Nov 27, 2023
North Korea vows more satellites and beefs up military on border
The warning came as the North's troops were reported to be restoring some demolished guard posts on the border with South Korea.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (center) and Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi pose for a photo ahead of trilateral talks in Busan, South Korea, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2023
Japan, South Korea and China seek leaders' summit at 'earliest' time
The talks were seen as a steppingstone toward reviving the three-way summit, but progress on hammering out a specific date appeared elusive.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the control center of the National Aerospace Technology Administration in Pyongyang to inspect the operational readiness of a new military spy satellite and view photographs in this image released Saturday.
Nov 25, 2023
North Korea's Kim views satellite photos of South Korea and Hawaii
Pyongyang claimed the images showed “major target areas,” including Seoul and cities home to U.S. military bases in South Korea.
Pedestrians walk past a screen displaying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrating after the launch of a military reconnaissance satellite, in Tokyo's Akihabara district on Wednesday.
Nov 23, 2023
North Korea ends 2018 military accord with South after launch
Pyongyang said its first military spy satellite is in orbit, with the rocket passing over the Japanese archipelago late Tuesday.
A North Korean rocket carrying a military spy satellite is launched in this undated photo released Wednesday.
Nov 22, 2023
North Korea calls spy satellite launch a success, but questions linger
A rocket carrying the payload passed over the Japanese archipelago late Tuesday, but Tokyo said it had not confirmed the veracity of Pyongyang's claims.
A man walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a space rocket, at the main railway station in Seoul in August.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
North Korea says it could launch satellite as early as Wednesday
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s office said it had "strongly demanded" that North Korea halt preparations for the launch.
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Nov 20, 2023
Beyond security: U.S. pulls Manila closer via economic cooperation
Despite mounting tensions in the South China Sea, Marcos said a “major step” in enhancing bilateral relations was a landmark nuclear deal with the U.S.
Tanks containing treated radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in August
Nov 20, 2023
Japan completes third round of Fukushima treated water discharge
Tepco released about 7,800 metric tons of processed water about 1 kilometer off the coast via an underwater tunnel from Nov. 2.
Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missiles take part in a nighttime military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army in Pyongyang in this undated photo released in April 2022.
Nov 19, 2023
North Korea marks missile holiday with silence as Kim absent 29 days
Missile Industry Day was not mentioned in state-run media on Sunday, as leader Kim Jong Un remained out of the public spotlight for nearly a month.
The risk of unsecure nuclear weapons or a vengeful leader such as Vladimir Putin going down with his finger on the trigger may seem far-fetched, but the world must prepare for the worst-case scenario. 
Nov 16, 2023
Preparing for a Russian nuclear meltdown
The risk of “loose nukes” or a vengeful leader going down with his finger on the trigger may seem far-fetched, but the chances are not zero.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in San Francisco on Tuesday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' week.
Nov 15, 2023
Biden and Xi must not forget North Korea
China is still the first stop on the road to managing the arms race with North Korea and the growing danger that tensions could lead to conflict.
This undated picture released Wednesday shows the first ground combustion test of a high-power solid-fuel engine for a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2023
North Korea eyes surprise attack ability with missile engine test
The new engines for the intermediate-range ballistic missiles would give Pyongyang another means of targeting Japan.
U.S., Japanese and South Korean navy destroyers take part in joint missile defense exercises in international waters between South Korea and Japan in April.
Nov 13, 2023
Japan, U.S. South Korea to share missile-warning data
Following talks between the countries' defense chiefs, the three sides said the mechanism is now "in the final stages of testing."
A member of the team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)  checks fish samples at Hisanohama Port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 19.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2023
Pacific island nations express concern over Fukushima water release
Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown noted "the significance of potential threats of contamination to the health and security of the blue Pacific."
Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 10, 2023
Russia suspends pact with Japan on decommissioning nuclear weapons
The move follows other unilateral steps by Russia, including the suspension of negotiations for a postwar peace treaty with Japan in March 2022.


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