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Statue honors Dane credited as Nanjing Massacre lifesaver

Aug. 31, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A statue of a Danish citizen who is credited with saving thousands of people in China during the Japanese invasion that led to the Nanjing Massacre was unveiled by Denmark's queen on Saturday. Queen Margrethe II revealed the three-meter (10-foot) bronze statue of Bernhard Arp Sindberg at a...

Japan defense costs swell on greater role, purchases from US

Aug. 30, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense spending is expected to set a new record next year as the country deepens its military alliance with the U.S. and spends more on expensive American stealth fighters and other equipment amid threats from China and North Korea. The Defense Ministry on Friday released its 5.32...

Seoul and Tokyo's trade war puts military pact at stake

Aug. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has threatened to end a military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan as a squabble over trade escalates. The breakdown in ties comes as North Korea stages a series of missile tests into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The agreement is supposed...

The Latest: US says Japan-South Korea committed nuke efforts

Aug. 2, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japan downgrading South Korea's trade status (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Senior U.S. officials say they don't expect an escalating dispute between Japan and South Korea to affect cooperation on efforts to get North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons. Four officials say...