South Korea has extended its air defence zone on Sunday, following a similar move by China last month. It's the lastest twist in a territorial dispute between South Korea, China and Japan, centered on a number of uninhabited islands.
China's trade dispute with the United States is pushing it closer to Japan. It might not be easy, but Tokyo can no longer blindly depend on Washington, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The two Koreas reaffirmed their plan to host the 2032 Olympics. The large-scale event would require an unprecedented level of cooperation, resources, and a greater openness by an isolated Pyongyang.
US President Donald Trump remains focused on reducing the American trade deficit, and Japan may be the next target. An American newspaper cites the president as saying he wants to make Tokyo "pay" for its surpluses.
In 2008, the international community had hoped that the Beijing Olympics would usher in a democratic era in China. Ten years after the games, the Chinese state has become even more repressive and authoritarian.
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