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N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

SEOUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister of...

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile off east coast

North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast, South Korea's military confirmed Tuesday. Both the South and Japan said that at least one ballistic m...

Japan PM: new disease command centre may come after pandemic

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday his plan to create a government agency to better fight infectious diseases has not changed but will come into existence only after the coronavirus ...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' to fix Japan

TOKYO (AP) — In his first policy speech, new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised Friday to strengthen the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic in case of another resurgence and re...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the is...

Kishida Fumio win offers Japan-Taiwan stability … for now

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last year, Taiwan was every bit as focused on the latest developments in the U.S. presidential race as its own elections. No one is in any doubt of the imp...

Scholars discuss implications of new Japanese leadership for Taiwan's security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Institute for National Policy Research (INPR) on Thursday (Sept. 30) held a symposium on the implications of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Kishida Fumio's ...

Japan prosecutors close case against American in Ghosn pay

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors demanded two years in prison for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly and accused him of joining a “conspiracy” to pay his former boss Carlos Ghosn illicitly in closing...

Soft-spoken Kishida to become Japan's next PM after party vote

TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida won on Wednesday a race to lead Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), virtually ensuring that he will succeed Prime Minist...

North Korea fires short-range missile to sea in latest test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea early Tuesday, its neighboring countries said, in the latest weapon tests by North Korea that has raised questions about ...

13 out of 15 allies stand up for Taiwan at UN General Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Out of Taiwan's 15 allies, 13 have drummed up support for its inclusion in the United Nations system during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly's General D...

Harris 'View' interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris' live interview on “The View” was abruptly delayed Friday after two hosts of the talk show learned they had tested positive for COVID-19 moments before Har...

Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as “the Quad” as he wraps up a difficult week of diplomacy aft...