Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2017

China working on hypersonic weapon targeting East Asia missile shields

China is developing hypersonic weapons with an eye to piercing the missile defense shields of Japan and East Asian neighbors, according to a magazine specializing in Chinese military affairs. The so-called Rocket Force of China's People's Liberation Army has recently devised a hypersonic weapons development ...

National Jun 2, 2016

Japan withdraws order to intercept North Korean missiles

Japan has canceled an order for the Self-Defense Forces to prepare to intercept ballistic missiles launched toward the country from North Korea, government sources said Thursday. The move follows a recent string of suspected missile launches that South Korea and other observers have said likely ...

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

National Feb 7, 2016

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

North Korea's decision to launch what it claimed was a rocket Sunday despite international calls for restraint has raised tensions with Japan and sparked angry calls from around the nation. Protesters opposed to what was widely viewed as a ballistic missile test gathered at the ...