January 27, 2021

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South Korea, U.S. agree on urgency of North Korea nuclear issue

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha and new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed Wednesday that North

January 27, 2021 By Kyodo News

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha and new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed Wednesday that North

Japan's Motegi, new U.S. Secretary of State Blinken vow to boost alliance

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Wednesday he and new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed to strengthen the

January 27, 2021 By Kyodo News

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Wednesday he and new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed to strengthen the

U.S. Senate confirms Blinken as new secretary of state

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved foreign policy expert Antony Blinken to become secretary of state, as the new

January 27, 2021 By Kyodo News

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved foreign policy expert Antony Blinken to become secretary of state, as the new

Biden administration to approach China with "patience": White House

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden will approach Beijing with "patience" as it reviews its policy on China

January 26, 2021 By Kyodo News

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden will approach Beijing with "patience" as it reviews its policy on China

North Korean diplomat defected to South Korea in 2019: media

A North Korean diplomat defected to South Korea in 2019 while serving as the acting head of the North's embassy in

January 25, 2021 By Kyodo News

A North Korean diplomat defected to South Korea in 2019 while serving as the acting head of the North's embassy in

Japan, U.S. defense chiefs to enhance ties over China's assertiveness

Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his newly appointed U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin agreed Sunday to enhance their countries'

January 24, 2021 By Kyodo News

Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his newly appointed U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin agreed Sunday to enhance their countries'

Activists call for Japan's participation in nuke ban treaty

Activists urged Japan on Saturday to join a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons, as they celebrated the coming into

January 23, 2021 By Kyodo News

Activists urged Japan on Saturday to join a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons, as they celebrated the coming into

U.S. to start policy review on N. Korea in consultation with allies

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden plans to start a "thorough" review of the country's policy on North

January 23, 2021 By Kyodo News

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden plans to start a "thorough" review of the country's policy on North

Nuclear ban treaty takes effect, sidestepped by weapons states, Japan

A U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons entered into force Friday with 50 signatories having completed their ratification processes by last

January 22, 2021 By Kyodo News

A U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons entered into force Friday with 50 signatories having completed their ratification processes by last

Japan PM Suga congratulates Biden on becoming U.S. president

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as U.S. president and expressed hope

January 21, 2021 By Kyodo News

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as U.S. president and expressed hope

Moon picks ex-head of National Security Office as new foreign minister

South Korean President Moon Jae In picked Chung Eui Yong, a former director of the National Security Office, as new

January 20, 2021 By Kyodo News

South Korean President Moon Jae In picked Chung Eui Yong, a former director of the National Security Office, as new

Biden to be sworn in as U.S. president, ending Trump's America First

Joe Biden is set to take office as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, with a pledge

January 20, 2021 By Kyodo News

Joe Biden is set to take office as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, with a pledge

OPINION: Biden to address China challenge through strategic approach

As a presidential candidate in early 2020, Joe Biden wrote an article describing his foreign policy vision in which he said

January 20, 2021 By Kyodo News

As a presidential candidate in early 2020, Joe Biden wrote an article describing his foreign policy vision in which he said

Biden's state sec'y pick vows to restore U.S. leadership, alliances

President-elect Joe Biden's Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said Tuesday that he will work to reassert U.S. leadership

January 20, 2021 By Kyodo News

President-elect Joe Biden's Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said Tuesday that he will work to reassert U.S. leadership

Japan PM Suga vows to bring COVID-19 under control in Diet speech

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday pledged to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control in Japan "as soon as possible"

January 18, 2021 By Kyodo News

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday pledged to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control in Japan "as soon as possible"

North Korea ends session of top legislature without Kim's attendance

North Korea on Sunday convened a session of its top legislative body, the Supreme People's Assembly, state-run media reported Monday,

January 18, 2021 By Kyodo News

North Korea on Sunday convened a session of its top legislative body, the Supreme People's Assembly, state-run media reported Monday,

North Korea set to convene session of top legislative body

North Korea is set Sunday to convene a session of its top legislative body, the Supreme People's Assembly, days after

January 17, 2021 By Kyodo News

North Korea is set Sunday to convene a session of its top legislative body, the Supreme People's Assembly, days after

Japan hails Britain's plan to send aircraft carrier group to Asia

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Thursday welcomed Britain's plan to dispatch an aircraft carrier strike group to waters in

January 14, 2021 By Kyodo News

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Thursday welcomed Britain's plan to dispatch an aircraft carrier strike group to waters in

North Korea may have held military parade after key party congress

North Korea may have staged a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday following the first congress of the ruling Workers'

January 14, 2021 By Kyodo News

North Korea may have staged a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday following the first congress of the ruling Workers'

Ex-senior diplomat Campbell to lead Biden's Asia policy: media

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to assign former senior State Department official Kurt Campbell to a new Asia-related position

January 14, 2021 By Kyodo News

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to assign former senior State Department official Kurt Campbell to a new Asia-related position