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TOKYO (Reuters) - A majority of Japanese believe that their country should not have the capability to make pre-emptive strikes, according to a survey published on Sunday.
By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - China urged Japan on Monday to stop visits by its leaders to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, as speculation grew that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi would make a pilgrimage next week on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is encouraged by China's "affirmative steps" in freezing some North-Korea related assets, White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Wednesday. A U.S.
By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has begun work on possible financial sanctions against North Korea over its missile tests, but said a decision on implementation would be taken in concert with other countries and depend on Pyongyang's behavior.
By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea stormed out of talks with South Korea on Thursday and Seoul froze food aid to its impoverished neighbor, as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened.
By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - South and North Korea held formal ministerial talks on Wednesday for the first time since Pyongyang sparked a crisis with missile tests as a rift among regional powers widened despite U.S. calls for unity.
By Toshi Maeda TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. envoy on North Korea headed back to Beijing on Tuesday for an unscheduled visit as efforts intensified to find a diplomatic solution to a crisis sparked by Pyongyang's test-launch of missiles last week. Overnight the U.N.
By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan backed off its plan to push for a vote on North Korean sanctions at the U.N. Security Council on Monday in the face of continued efforts by regional powers to resolve a missile crisis through direct diplomacy.
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has demanded that Japan end sanctions it has imposed in reaction to Pyongyang's missile launches, threatening "stronger action" if Tokyo continues with the measures, Japanese media said on Friday.
By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a barrage of missiles on Wednesday, including a long-range weapon said to be capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions in north Asia and drawing international condemnation.