Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is projected to lose its two-thirds majority in Sunday’s general election, a Nikkei poll showed, potentially slowing the premier’s push to revise the nation’s pacifist constitution.
Support for Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s nascent Party of Hope fell in a weekend poll, indicating that her bid to upset Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party in a general election less than two weeks away may be losing steam.
As U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to destroy North Korea, even some of his closest aides have warned of the potentially disastrous effects of a war. New research published on the 38 North website points to just how catastrophic the impact might be on the regime’s neighbors.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is weighing holding a snap general election as early as next month, a move that would allow him to seize on opposition disarray and growing support for his handling of the North Korea crisis.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed China to cut oil exports in a bid to prod North Korea toward talks after Kim Jong Un’s regime threatened to sink Japan “into the sea” with a nuclear strike and turn the U.S. into “ashes and darkness” for agreeing to the latest UN sanctions.
A former wrestler-turned-lawmaker who once fought Muhammad Ali said some members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party are considering visiting Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leaders.
As the world waits for Kim Jong Un to blast another intercontinental ballistic missile to mark North Korea’s founding on Saturday, analysis of past provocations point to little correlation between key anniversaries in the country and its testing cycle.
South Korea detected that North Korea is continuing to prepare for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile launch, an official said, a move that would further raise tensions a day after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation.
In detonating North Korea’s most powerful nuclear bomb yet, Kim Jong Un is betting it’s too late for either U.S. President Donald Trump or Chinese leader Xi Jinping to be able to take away his atomic arsenal.
President Donald Trump threatened to increase economic sanctions and halt trade with any nation doing business with North Korea, and his defense chief said the U.S. has “many military options” after the regime said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb with “unprecedentedly big power.”
Japan’s biggest opposition party picked a new conservative leader Friday as it seeks to capitalize on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drop in popularity.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for U.K. and European negotiators to provide predictability to businesses over Brexit as British automaker Aston Martin said uncertainty could affect investments.
U.S. President Donald Trump said that “all options” are under consideration in response to North Korea firing an unidentified ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday as Kim Jong Un’s latest provocation rattled markets.
North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, rattling Asian markets as the U.S. and its allies weighed a response to Kim Jong Un’s latest provocation.
U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said divers had discovered some remains aboard the USS John S. McCain after it had collided with a petroleum tanker near Singapore on Monday.
Ten sailors are missing and five were injured after a U.S. warship collided with a petroleum tanker near Singapore on Monday, the second crash involving an American naval vessel in Asia in a matter of months.
North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile within a month on Friday, a provocation that heightens pressure on the U.S. and China to find ways to rein in Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba overtook scandal-hit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the best person to lead Japan, an opinion poll showed Tuesday.
The U.S. is barring its citizens from traveling to North Korea after an American student died from injuries sustained during imprisonment in the isolated country.
When Kim Jong Un gave the order for what North Korea claims to be its first successful intercontinental ballistic missile test, he knew it would ruffle feathers in Washington and Beijing.
Shinzo Abe's premiership once seemed to be in cruise control. Now, Japan's prime minister is rethinking his agenda after his worst defeat since coming to power almost five years ago.
North Korea’s nuclear ambitions dominated phone calls between Donald Trump and the leaders of Japan and China, as the U.S. president’s tougher stance on Kim Jong Un and pressure on nations in North Asia over trade sparks renewed tensions.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that efforts by China to rein in North Korea have failed, suggesting he’s weighing new options to deal with a regime that’s vowed to develop nuclear weapons capable of striking the U.S. mainland.
The death of a 22-year-old college student in Ohio on Monday has dashed any hopes of a quick detente between the U.S. and North Korea.
North Korea has accused U.S. officials of assaulting a delegation at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by forcibly seizing a diplomatic package they were carrying.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government passed controversial legislation that gives prosecutors the power to monitor and arrest people in the planning stages of crimes.
North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test involved a new rocket with a precision guidance system that landed within seven meters of its target, its state-controlled news agency said Tuesday.
Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo’s Olympic stadium, saying it is a "significant breach" of the city’s commitment to a sustainable 2020 Games.
The impeachment of Park Geun-hye opens the door for a reset in ties with North Korea and China.
In a matter of hours, South Koreans will see whether suspended President Park Geun-hye gets booted from office.
China’s foreign minister urged North Korea to halt its nuclear activities and the U.S. to suspend nearby military drills, as a way to quell growing tensions and get Kim Jong Un back to the negotiating table.
Shinzo Abe has a shot at becoming the longest-serving prime minister in Japan’s history.
Tensions in North Asia are again heating up with less than a month to go before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
Shinzo Abe’s trip to Pearl Harbor later Monday, the first by a sitting Japanese prime minister in decades, presages a year filled with diplomatic and security challenges that are likely to keep economic reforms well down his list of priorities. As 2017 begins, Abe faces an international landscape fraught with uncertainty after U.S. voters elected Donald Trump, who has questioned the security framework that has defined Asia since World War II. That poses a risk for Japan, which relies on U.S. mil
The Obama administration pushed back against comments from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that raised doubts about the U.S. willingness to fulfill its NATO security obligations and set off alarms across Europe.
President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, on May 27, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to set foot there since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city more than 70 years ago, the White House said Tuesday.