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Over 85% say Japan at Risk of Going to War Again

Only 10.7 percent of the respondents said they saw little or no risk of Japan being involved in war. KYODO – The results of a government survey released Saturday showed 85.5 percent of Japanese polled think Japan is at risk of getting involved [...]

Kim Jong Un’s Money Running Out

SEOUL — Kentaro Nakajima reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s secret fund has almost run out of money because the country has repeatedly carried out nuclear tests and test-launched missiles, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). The [...]

What if Google ruled North Korea?

Michael Brendan Dougherty writes: Kevin Kelly of Wired magazine wants us to welcome the future, where the ubiquity and power of surveillance technology make our lives completely transparent to society, government, and even ourselves. It will be [...]

Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to North Korea

Yu Yong-weon and Kim Jin-myung report: U.S. reconnaissance satellites have spotted Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels on the West Sea around 30 times since October. According to South Korean government sources, the satellites have [...]

Abe, Trump Reaffirm Plan to Maximize Pressure on DPRK

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed that Japan and the United States would take the initiative to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, at a bilateral meeting held Monday at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s [...]

South Korea Close to Developing ‘Blackout Bomb’

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea has secured technologies to build a non-lethal graphite bomb which can paralyze the North’s power systems in case of war, military sources said Sunday. The so-called “blackout bomb” works [...]

Article 9 and Japan’s Missile Defense Dilemma

After North Korea’s recent missile tests over Japan, new questions have been raised about the ‘pacifist clause’ of the Japanese Constitution and the effectiveness of Japan’s missile defense strategy. How could Shinzo Abe respond? Charles [...]

Shinzo Abe Snap Election Following Swell in Support

Included in Abe’s proposed reform is a revision of the nation’s post-World War II pacifist constitution, which limits its ability to defend against North Korea, and a desperately-needed $48 billion increase in the country’s missile defense [...]