North Korea test-fires ‘advanced’ ballistic missile

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more advanced than a “hypersonic” one it launched less than a week ago, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang pursues increasingly powerful weapons. Tuesday’s launch, condemned by authorities in Washington and Tokyo and prompting an expression of concern from the U.N. secretary… Read More North Korea test-fires ‘advanced’ ballistic missile

Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida holds first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday he had agreed in his first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping since taking office on the need to work together on issues of shared concern. “I frankly raised concerns between both countries from my side, and I suggested we should continue dialogue in the future,”… Read More Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida holds first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Fumio Kishida wins election to emerge Japanese prime minister and leader of ruling party

Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, on Wednesday won the race to lead Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) party and become the next prime minister. read more The soft-spoken Kishida, 64, won a run-off against vaccine minister Taro Kono with 257 votes to 170. Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, on Wednesday won the… Read More Fumio Kishida wins election to emerge Japanese prime minister and leader of ruling party