The U.S. ally recently approved the expansion of the country’s ballistic missile defense system as part of a record defense budget.
A proposal to build two Aegis Ashore batteries was approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Tuesday
North Korea said President Donald Trump and his administration had “not yet waken from a sleep” and had not come to terms with reality.
Japan is the only country ever attacked with a nuclear weapon, and more than 72 years later it has the ability to build a bomb of its own.
"Your prime minister did very, very well when he decided to marry—or she decided to marry him—Mrs. Abe."
Japan's prime minister has upped his rhetoric against North Korea following a landslide victory in Sunday’s snap election.
The vote is a watershed moment that can make or break Shinzo Abe’s legacy.
The U.S. has gotten used to having a strong partner in Abe to help with tackling the region’s security challenges.
The sale of $113 million worth of advanced air-to-air missiles to Japan needs to be approved by Congress.
The comment from UN ambassador Nikki Haley comes as President Trump spoke by phone with Japan's Shinzo Abe.
President Donald Trump spoke to Japanese and Chinese leaders over a possible response to North Korea actions.
The dismal showing for Abe's party is also a stinging rebuke of his 4-1/2-year-old administration.
North Korea has tested several ballistic missiles that landed off Japan's coast this year.
Moon Jae-in has set out his plan to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Japanese leader will discuss Pyongyang’s spat with the U.S. over nuclear tests.
At hate rallies, many have called for Koreans to “get the hell out of Japan” and that foreigners should “all be massacred.”
Japan’s prime minister was the first world leader to meet with Trump after the November election.