Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Camp Asaka in Tokyo on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Japan vows to step up defence amid China, North Korea threats

‘I will consider all options, including possessing so-called enemy base strike capability,’ Japan’s prime minister said in an address to hundreds of Ground Self-Defence Force members.

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BTS performs at their Permission to Dance on Stage Concert online. Photo: Handout
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The seven-member K-pop group is holding four “Permission to Dance on Stage” concerts in Los Angeles.

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BTS win Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards, an Asian first
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Australia, US and UK sign key deal in Aukus nuclear sub alliance
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Japan’s foreign minister gets invited to China, but says ‘nothing set’ yet
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US and Taiwan to hold talks on Monday about forging closer economic ties
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Chinese naval ship sailed in Japan waters for first time in 4 years
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Japanese change daily habits to balance sharp spike in bills and prices
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Ex-princess Mako’s husband ends money row with mother’s former fiancé
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Japan pulls out of US press meet over Korean police chief’s island visit
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