North Korea threat remains despite Trump summit, says Japan

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the Guardian—Tokyo maintains Pyongyang poses ‘serious and imminent threat’ to its security Japan is refusing to alter its hardline stance towards North Korea, claiming the regime poses a “serious and imminent threat” to its security, despite a lowering of regional tensions following Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un. In its 2018 defence white paper, published on Tuesday, the defence ministry said North Korea’s nuclear capability and ballistic missiles proved that the security environment around Japan...

Japan says North Korean threat remains despite summit pledge. Japan's annual defense review says North Korea poses a serious threat since it hasn't taken concrete steps to scrap its nuclear program after making a denuclearization pledge at a summit with the US in June.