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
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 30km SE of Kushima, Japan
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says after phone talks with DonaldTrump that he hopes U.S.-North Korea summit will be successful and the first step toward peace and stability in Northeast Asia
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe strongly hopes U.S.-North Korea summit will be success
An Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed in the water south of Okinawa, Japan. The pilot successfully ejected and was safely recovered by search and rescue teams. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.
3 month ago
US F-15 fighter jet crashes into sea off Okinawa in southern Japan, pilot safe
A @usairforce F-15 has crashed 80 km off Okinawa, according to media reports.
The man arrested in connection with a knife rampage on a shinkansen bullet train in Japan has told police he randomly stabbed 3 passengers because he was "feeling frustrated."
Germany stands by jointly agreed G7 communique: government spokesman
3 month ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Italy's new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrive in Canada for the G7 summit
China and Japan will launch the maritime and air communication mechanism to prevent clashes and maintain regional peace and stability, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said
: PM Abe and I are also working to improve the trading relationship between the U.S. and Japan, something we have to do. The U.S. seeks a bilateral deal with Japan that is based on the principle of fairness and reciprocity. We're working hard to reduce our trade imbalance
: Today, I am greatly honored to welcome my good friend, PM Abe of Japan to the @WhiteHouse. Over the past 16 months the Prime Minister and I have worked closely together to address common challenges, of which there are many
: "Prime Minister Abe and I are also working to improve the trading relationship between the United States and Japan, something we have to do."
: "The steadfast alliance between Japan and the United States is an enduring force of peace and stability in the Pacific region and around the world."
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 7km NW of Hasaki, Japan