Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Japan and Russia have pledged closer economic and security cooperation in so-called “two-plus-two” talks as they look to end a decades-long dispute over a small chain of islands. The one-day meeting of foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo on March 20 was the first of its […]

Korea is back in the eye of a perfect storm

Korea is back in the eye of a perfect storm

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea. North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, as well as Chinese bullying, have thrust the region into a dangerous cycle which could affect […]

U.S.-South Korean alliance under assault by a communist tag team

U.S.-South Korean alliance under assault by a communist tag team

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dispensing pledges like a jolly Santa Claus pulling Christmas presents from his sled, arrives today (Friday) in Seoul from Tokyo and flies the following day to Beijing. After vowing undying U.S. support to Korea and Japan, he’ll assure China that THAAD presents no […]

America first? Setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit with Donald Trump

America first? Setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit with Donald Trump

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping will make an official visit to Washington, DC, perhaps as soon as April 2017, and it is being planned as a “muscular” demonstration of Beijing’s status, overshadowing all other Asian influences. The PRC team believes […]

Far East on edge: SEAL Team Six to Korea; Japan navy’s profile highest since World War II

Far East on edge: SEAL Team Six to Korea; Japan navy’s profile highest since World War II

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2017 In the wake of Pyongyang’s firing of four missiles into the Sea of Japan last week, the United States said it would deploy an attack drone to South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on March 13, citing a Seoul military official. In addition, the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six […]

Japan weighs first strike capability as China warns U.S. against ‘head-on collision’ with North Korea

Japan weighs first strike capability as China warns U.S. against ‘head-on collision’ with North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2017 Japanese lawmakers called on their nation to develop the ability to pre-emptively strike North Korean missile facilities, two days after three of four missiles fired from the communist nation landed in waters near Japan. “It is time we acquired the capability,” said Hiroshi Imazu, the chairman of the Liberal […]

Trump speaks with leaders of Korea and Japan, calls for urgent meetings

Trump speaks with leaders of Korea and Japan, calls for urgent meetings

by WorldTribune Staff, March 7, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump called the leaders of South Korea and Japan on March 7 to discuss North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and suggest urgent high-level discussions in response to Pyongyang’s provocations. The South Korean prime minister’s office said acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and Trump spoke for about […]

Japan on high alert as N. Korean missiles land in its waters; Moscow ‘seriously worried’

Japan on high alert as N. Korean missiles land in its waters;  Moscow ‘seriously worried’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2017 Japan moved to its highest possible military alert level on March 6 after three North Korean missiles landed in the Sea of Japan. In the latest provocation from the Kim Jong-Un regime, three of four missiles fired by Pyongyang landed in Tokyo’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), with one falling […]

Covering the ‘Hermit Kingdom’: An impossible task for real reporters

Covering the ‘Hermit Kingdom’: An impossible task for real reporters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk To the rest of the world North Korea is an enigma. No one knows what’s happening among the elite who govern the country. There’s no telling what people are really thinking and saying on the streets of Pyongyang and other cities, much less in remote regions. All we get […]

Report: Japan to offer Russia economic plan for disputed island chain

Report: Japan to offer Russia economic plan for disputed island chain

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Japan is ready to propose a specific plan to Russia for the joint economic development of an island chain that both countries claim, The Nikkei Asia Review reports. According to the report published February 25, the Japanese government will propose that it promote the small, windswept […]

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