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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe said Thursday that he regretted the arrest of his former justice minister and the minister's lawmaker wife over allegations they engaged in vote buying during last year's election, and that he takes the public criticism seriously. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan PM to bolster defense after scrapping missile system

Jun. 18, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that his country needs to bolster its security posture amid threats from North Korea and should consider acquiring preemptive strike capability after having to scrap the planned deployment of two new land-based missile defense systems. Abe said...

In this handout photo provided by the Department of National Defense PAS, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, 4th from right, and the other military officials are welcomed by residents wearing masks during a short ceremony at the newly built beach ramp at the Philippine-claimed island of Pag-asa, also known as Thitu, in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday June 9, 2020. The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea Tuesday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the

Philippine defense chief flies to disputed island amid feud

Jun. 9, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea on Tuesday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the “full-blast” development of the territory in a move likely to infuriate China. Defense Secretary Delfin...