North Korea says US is instigating war in Korean peninsula

Days after the United States deployed its Navy’s USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula, the North Korean government has condemned the move. Pyongyang denounced US deployment of “huge nuclear strategic assets” to the Korean peninsula as a U.S. aircraft carrier group headed for the region amid concerns the North may…

MISSILE TESTS: Japan, US plan joint show of force against North Korea

The United States Navy’s USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group and the Japanese Navy are planning a joint show of force against North Korea led by defiant leader Kim Jong Un. According to reports, the US and Japan’s Naval forces are heading towards the Korean peninsula aimed at deterring secretive Pyongyang regime from further…

Japan to extend sanctions against N Korea amid nuclear threat

Japanese government on Friday decided to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years amid a nuclear missile threat from the reclusive state. The government said the decision came amid virtually no progress on the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s. Tokyo also condemned Pyongyang’s nuclear tests……

MISSILE ACTIVITIES: Japan extends sanctions against North Korea

The continued ballistic missile tests by North Korea has forced Japan to extend unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang by two years. That much information was made available by Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko on Friday after North Korea conducted a ballistic missile test off its east coast on Wednesday. Hiroshige said Tokyo will continue its prohibition…

U.S. Issues ‘last warning’ To North Korea

The U.S. has  issued what seemed to be its “last warning” to North Korea over its continued launch of ballistic missiles that threaten the country and its allies-Japan and South Korea. The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would speak…

North Korea shuns trump, fires another ballistic missile

The North Korean government led by defiant leader Kim Jong Un has fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. The move by Pyongyang is coming two days after US President Donald Trump sounded a note of warning saying that Washington might deal with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes on its own if…

Japan’s new education guidelines condemned for adding wartime military training

Japan’s recent approval of new education guidelines, including jukendo, or “way of the bayonet” in physical education curriculum, has sparked condemnation from the public. The guidelines, expected to be implemented in 2021 for middle schools, suggest that schools should provide students with martial art lessons such as judo, kendo and jukendo. The martial art lessons……

Japan Contributes $903,000 To North East Emergency Programme

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Government of Japan has contributed $903,000 to assist the organisation in its Emergency Programme in the crisis-affected North-East Nigeria. Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the contribution would benefit more than 400,000 women, men and children in…