US commander reassures Japan of Washington's commitment to its security amid concern over loss of deterrence in the region due to the cancellation of a major annual military drill.
Japan halts missile drills after Trump-Kim summit
KCNA: "Japan is beefing up its military muscle while persistently crying out for the 'international pressure'. But it is nothing but last-ditch efforts to hide its miserable position, being totally marginalized from the trend of the regional situation."
South Korea's Moon Jaein suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan
Osaka quake death toll rises to 5 amid dozens of aftershocks
Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths.
Japan's Princess Takamado seen in Russia's Saransk: Reuters witness
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 3km NNW of Neyagawa, Japan
Japan confronts risks of U.S. alliance based on dollars and deals, not values
Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls
South Koreans more optimistic than Japanese about realization of North Korea's denuclearization
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M6.1 quake that struck Osaka leave at least 3 dead, over 200 injured
Japan PM Shinzo Abe says he won't miss any chance to have summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un
Japan won't help North Korea economy without resolving abduction issue: PM Abe
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 - 1km SSW of Takatsuki, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 12km SE of Numata, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 8km E of Ohara, Japan
North Korea's state-run radio says issue of the country's past abductions of Japanese nationals has "already been settled," the 1st time for North Korean media to reiterate the government's official line since Trump-Kim summit
North Korea media says abductions of Japan's nationals "resolved"
Trump: "Hey, you haven't had a [North Korean] rocket test in 7 months, I was with Prime Minster Abe, another good friend of mine from Japan, I said 'When's the last time you had a rocket flying over Japan? He said it has not happened. I said it won't happen don't worry about it."
Washington expects Japan to play a "significant" role in shouldering the costs of North Korea's denuclearization and future economic development, US ambassador William Hagerty says
"Japan is the most logical partner given its proximity to help with economic development of North Korea," says US ambassador to Japan Hagerty
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 1km ENE of Chiba-shi, Japan
Japan would help with initial costs of North Korea denuclearization only after IAEA inspections
Kadena Clears F-15s to Resume Flights After Crash
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe says it is meaningful that North Korea has promised complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula
Despite Trump ordering pause in joint US military training in South Korea, US officials say it will continue in Japan, where the US has roughly 2x more troops, along with ~65 warships, hundreds of jets. Nuke-capable B-52 bombers will continue training flights from Guam
H2A rocket 39 was launched from the Tanegashima Space Rocket launch site at 13:20. The launch was successful.
Launch of H-IIA 202 rocket with IGS-Radar 6 spysat. H2AF39
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 26km SE of Ohara, Japan