S. Korean president calls Japan ‘partner’ on Liberation Day

South Korean President Yoon strengthens ties with Japan amid North Korea’s nuclear threats, emphasizing shared values. Trilateral summit with US planned, aiming for real-time missile data exchange by 2023.

Pyongyang escalates offensive preparations; Kim exchanges letters with Putin on Liberation Day.

Typhoon Lan bears down on Japan’s main island

Approaching typhoon pounds Japan’s coast, causing heavy rain, waves, and warnings of landslides.

Main island Honshu braces for 16 inches of rain, winds up to 100 mph.

Evacuations underway, transport services canceled, impacting holiday travel. Typhoon Lan eyes Kii Peninsula with 198 kph gusts.

Japan ready to impose crowd control on Mount Fuji

Japan readies crowd control measures on Mount Fuji due to an expected surge of trekkers, including foreign tourists, during a holiday weekend and the volcano’s UNESCO World Heritage anniversary.

World must ‘wake up’ to Taiwan security threats: Japan ex-PM

Former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso urged global attention to the worsening Taiwan Strait situation due to China’s growing pressure. He emphasized the need for collective action to deter conflict.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen affirmed readiness to defend democracy against authoritarian expansionism.

Flights cancelled as typhoon skirts southern Japan

Typhoon Khanun disrupts Japan with flight cancellations, partial bullet train suspension, and factory closures as it heads towards South Korea.

The typhoon caused fatalities, injuries, and power outages in Okinawa before impacting other regions.

Japanese city apologises over advice to pregnant women

A Japanese mayor apologizes for a flyer given to pregnant women, which shared advice from fathers on what irritated them about their wives after becoming mothers, sparking outrage and complaints on social media. The document promoted gender stereotypes and has been retracted.