US President Joe Biden held talks with allies Japan and South Korea as fears mount North Korea would soon conduct its seventh nuclear test amid a record-breaking recent spate of missile tests.
Man sets himself alight in Tokyo after telling police he is opposed to plans for a state funeral for assassinated ex-PM Shinzo Abe, local media report.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in his address largely focused on the damages Japan suffered on its turf, including the US atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and massive firebombings across the country.
Approval ratings for Fumio Kishida's government fell 13 percentage points in three weeks as the public scrutinises its handling of the economy and the Unification Church's ties with politicians, a recent poll shows.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds talks with Japanese officials during the last leg of her controversial tour to Asia that has drawn Beijing's fury and led to outsized military exercises around Taiwan.
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged the Japanese police "to fix what needs to be fixed" after photos and videos of the shooting showed the gunman was able to come very close to Shinzo Abe.
Japan's ruling party and partners win enough votes to form a supermajority in an upper house election held just days after the assassination of ex-PM Shinzo Abe
The outcome was widely expected in elections held after the fatal shooting of prominent ruling LDP member and power broker, former premier Shinzo Abe.
The election, which is expected to see Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party increase its majority, has been overshadowed by the murder.
Steady stream of mourners came to lay flowers and pray for their former leader, a man who was Japan's longest-serving prime minister and easily the country's most recognisable politician.
South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol issued the warning at his first meeting with the top military commanders since he took office in May.
Escalating tensions between the Western alliance and Russia have revived the long political dispute between Moscow and Tokyo, a NATO ally, on the islands in the Pacific.
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