Japan and South Korea say they have sent surveillance aircraft into China's controversial new air-defense zone in the East China Sea, which includes disputed islands claimed by both Japan and China.
Scorching sun, mud-coated roads, damaged transportation networks and a lack of drinking water are posing a challenge for relief work. The worst weather disaster in Japan in decades has claimed over 150 lives.
Facing multiple security challenges, Japan has begun exploring legislation to lift a spending cap on defense. The move reflects a new strategic reality but also risks antagonizing neighbors. Julian Ryall reports.
The outcome of the US-North Korea summit in Singapore is a headache for Japan. None of Tokyo's priorities were addressed by Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Japan must now reorient itself, DW's Martin Fritz writes.
In the first trilateral talks since 2015, the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea sent a powerful message of unity in the push to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Trade deals were also on the table.
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