North Korea fired four banned ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, according to South Korean and Japanese officials. The communist state is banned by the UN from using missile technology.
As US President Trump and South Korea's Moon prepare for summits with North Korean leader Kim, Tokyo fears being left behind. But Japanese PM Abe has little leverage over North Korea. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
US President Donald Trump has said he will meet the North Korean leader by the end of May. South Korea said the meeting would put denuclearization "on track," while China warned things would "not be smooth sailing."
North Korea has agreed to a pop concert with South Korean performers in Pyongyang ahead of bilateral talks. Can an exchange of culture and music smooth the way for tougher discussions? Julian Ryall reports.
Japan's prime minister has warned that North Korea's offer of denuclearization talks with South Korea and the US could be designed to buy time. Beijing urged the US and the North to hold talks as soon as possible.
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