US Allies Gearing Up For War With North Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) soldiers take part in a drill to mobilise their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to a recent missile launch by North Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Better missiles, bigger bombs, and improved missile defense

Report: Trump's Mar-a-Lago Is Highly Vulnerable To Hacking

US | Eric Lieberman
US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

‘We are routinely targeted by cyberterrorists’

Allies Brace For New North Korean Provocations As Big Army Bash Looms

World | Ryan Pickrell
A view of a firing contest among multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) batteries selected from large combined units of the KPA, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 21, 2016. KCNA/via Reuters

Founding of the Korean People’s Army

Nuclear Bomb Shelter Business Booms In Japan

World | Ryan Pickrell
The fresh air filter room is seen in a former Regional Government HQ Nuclear bunker built by the British government during the Cold War which has come up for sale in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

and air purifiers for poison gas and radiation

Trump To Take On North Korea With 'Full Range Of Military Capabilities'

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korea's artillery sub-units, whose mission is to strike Daeyeonpyeong island and Baengnyeong island of South Korea, conduct a live shell firing drill to examine war fighting capabilities in the western sector of the front line in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang March 14, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and military officers attended the live shell firing drill. REUTERS/KCNA

‘All options are on the table’

Japan Wants The Firepower To Obliterate North Korea If Necessary

World | Ryan Pickrell
A Japanese Self-Defence Force soldier stands guard near Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile units at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo March 29, 2009. North Korea is preparing to launch a close- to mid-range ballistic missile separately from the long-range rocket that Pyongyang has said it will launch next month, the Sankei Japanese daily newspaper reported on Sunday. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Capacity to strike’

Trump: Just An Hour Of Negotiations Saved 1 Billion Dollars On Air Force One

Politics | Saagar Enjeti
President Donald Trump makes his way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida on February 3, 2017. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘We’re going to get it done for less than that’

China Pushes Back Against Trump's Tough Stance On Disputed Seas

World | Ryan Pickrell
Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 (C) sails near Japan Coast Guard vessels (R and L) and a Japanese fishing boat (front 2nd L) as Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, is background, in the East China Sea in this file photo taken by Kyodo on July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kyodo

‘Stop making wrong remarks’

Things Aren't Simple When It Comes To North Korea

Opinion | Michael McGrady
A view of the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the spot, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 13, 2017. KCNA/Handout via Reuters

Trump needs to institute a policy approach that brings international stakeholders to the table.

Donald And Abe: BFF?

Politics | Mike Raust
Trump and Abe had one hell of a sleepover this weekend.

Trump: US Stands With Japan Against North Korean Aggression

World | Ryan Pickrell
A test launch of ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

‘100 percent’

Trump Once Said Japan Got Rich By 'Screwing' The US

World | Katie Frates
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Credit: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

‘They rarely smile and they are so serious’

Trump, Abe Make Not-So-Subtle Digs At China

World | Ryan Pickrell
An honor guard carries U.S. and Japanese flags during an official arrival ceremony for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the White House South Lawn in Washington, April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Disputed islands and unfair trade

White House: Trump Is Paying For Japanese PM's Trip To Mar-a-Lago

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he departs the White House in Washington to spend the weekend in Florida February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘It’s a personal gift’

Japan Preps 'Tweetable' Trade Figures For Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses media following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Bearing gifts to counter Trump’s trade criticisms

Japan Hopes To Stay In Trump's Good Graces With Gift Of 700,000 New Jobs

World | Ryan Pickrell
Flags wave in front of the General Motors Corp world headquarters in downtown in Detroit, May 28, 2009. General Motors Corp persuaded its major bondholders to accept a sweetened ownership plan on Thursday, a deal that could result in a smoother ride for the carmaker through bankruptcy. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Countering criticisms of Japan’s trade practices