US President Donald Trump's comments came after his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was in Washington amid intense diplomatic flurry over the future of the Korean peninsula.
Japan has activated amphibious troops, in a first since World War Two, to defend its remote islands against any external threat.
US Vice President Mike Pence refuses to rule out meeting North Koreans attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, offering the faintest hope of a diplomatic breakthrough Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are hoping to agree on a security agreement on joint defence operations and exercises.
US President Donald Trump kicked off a 12-day Asian trip and is looking to present a united front with Japan against North Korea through meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests.
Trump kicks off a 12-day Asian trip and is looking to present a united front with Japan against North Korea through meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.
Shinzo Abe is formally elected as prime minister, setting the 63-year-old on track to become the country's longest-serving premier.
If Abe secures a third term in the election, he will become Japan's longest-serving premier.
Faced with threats from North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is spearheading the call for change. The target? Article 9 of the constitution.
Abe's support has plunged below 30 percent in opinion polls, hit by the scandal and a perception among many voters that his administration is taking them for granted.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition and allies won two-thirds of the seats in parliament's upper house in Sunday's election.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes ritual offering at shrine for WW2 war dead as region preparing to improve impaired ties
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