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North Korea Threatens Japan With Bombs

Yet another threat has been made by North Korea to release its “super-large multiple-rocket launcher” bombs on an opposing country; in this instance, Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responded to statements from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, criticising the number of missile launches reported from North Korea. Kim Jong-un […]


Japan And South Korea Agree To Hold Summit In December

On Saturday, the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea agreed to hold formal peace talks between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Moon Jae-in. Japan Times reported that the talks are set to take place in China during the Japan-China-South Korea trilateral meeting scheduled for next month. The summit […]


North Korea Launches New Missiles As Negotiations Set To Begin With United States

  News of another ominous development in the tenuous diplomatic situation on the Korean Peninsula arrived Wednesday. According to National Public Radio, North Korea test-launched a new ballistic missile from the port city of Wonsan, towards the south. The missile was reported to have landed within the Sea of Japan, […]


Japan Protests As South Korea Begins Military Drills Around Disputed Islands 1

The Takeshima/Dokdo group of islets have been a flashpoint in South Korean-Japanese relations since 2001, when the islets were included in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), as well as in Japanese history, geography, and civics textbooks, regardless of the fact that South Korea had maintained effective control over the disputed […]


Hiroshima Day: 74 Years Since US Nuclear Attack 1

Hiroshima Day was observed on the 6th August, and in 2019 this day marks 74 years since an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. This was the world’s first ever use of nuclear weapons – done so by the US at the end of […]


Joint Sino-Russian Air Force Exercises Leads To Warning Shots Fired From South Korea

Last week Russia and China conducted their first joint air force drills in the Asia-Pacific region. The exercises involved two Chinese H-6K jet bombers, two Russian Tu-95MS bombers, and one Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft. The Chinese and Russian aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan and into the contested air […]


Japan-South Korea Tension Overview So Far

On July 5th, Japan’s prime minister imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. The limitation of the export products has caused a lot of issues in the relationship between the two countries. South Korea also responded with multiples restrictions which had gotten the public to […]


Looking To The Future: The ‘New Space Race’

Space has a remarkable power to bring people together. Throughout history, civilizations and peoples have looked to the night sky and used it for a number of reasons. In 2019, everyone celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings. Estimated to have been watched by 600 million people worldwide, […]


Russian Airplane Incident Triggers Longstanding Tensions Between South Korea And Japan

On Tuesday, July 23, a Russian military plane flew close to a group of islands claimed by both South Korea and Japan during a joint air patrol with the Chinese, inciting South Korea and Japan to scramble fighter jets in response. South Korea fired flares and warning shots near the […]


Trade War Between Japan And South Korea 4

Japan moved to tighten controls on exports of hi-tech materials to South Korea this month, a move that has caught Seoul off guard. These materials are vital to the production of smartphones and other technologies, and South Korean tech giants, such as Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and LG Display, are likely to be […]