North Korea

Japan's Defence Minister Onodera reviews troops from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade during an annual new year military exercise in Funabashi

Japan to intercept any North Korea missile deemed a threat

By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which took effect on Thursday and runs through April 25, the day that marks the founding of North Korea's army, the so…

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