North Korea’s Threat Pushes Japan to Reassess Its Might and Rights

The limits of missile defense and a pacifist Constitution are weighing on the debate over how Japan should respond to the North’s nuclear program. Source: World

Japan’s Dennis Rodman? An Ex-Wrestler, Politician and 32-Time Guest of North Korea

Antonio Inoki, a former athlete with a taste for self-promotion, is also a lawmaker who visits North Korea every year. His goal: “peace through sports diplomacy.” Source: World

Kim ‘Is Begging for War,’ Nikki Haley Says, but Urges More Diplomacy

North Korea showed signs of preparing for another missile launch, a South Korean defense official said. Source: World

As North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Analysts See Gains

Pyongyang did a more realistic test of the type of missile it had threatened to use to strike near the American territory of Guam. Source: World

A Pacifist Japan Starts to Embrace the Military

As the North Korean missile threat grows, there are signs that Japan’s citizens are moving away from the country’s postwar pacifism. Source: World

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

Pyongyang carried out one of its most provocative missile tests in recent years, prompting Japan to issue an alert for residents to take cover. Source: World

India, U.S. and Japan Begin War Games, and China Hears a Message

The Indian Navy also announced a plan to station warships to monitor movement through the Strait of Malacca, where many Chinese vessels enter from the South China Sea. Source: World

Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor: ‘Rest in Peace, Precious Souls of the Fallen’

The text of the Japanese prime minister’s speech at the site of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. Source: World