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Japanese premier tries to put problems behind him with new cabinet

TOKYO — A deeply contrite Japanese prime minister, tainted by political scandals and plummeting in the polls, overhauled his Cabinet on Thursday in an attempt to stave off challenges to his leadership. By appointing a [Read entire story]

North Korean missile test sours hopes for talks

The missile appeared to have a significantly longer range than others North Korea has tested recently, analysts said, suggesting Kim’s government had tested a new kind of rocket, perhaps a precursor to an [Read entire story]

North Korea says rocket engine test has ‘historic significance’

TOKYO — Kim Jong Un has presided over a rocket engine test “of historic significance,” North Korean state media said Sunday, a test that coincided with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to neighboring [Read entire story]

Use of preemptive force an option with North Korea, Tillerson says

TOKYO — The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider taking military action against North Korea, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that “all options are on the table” [Read entire story]