North Korea Claims to Have Launched Satellite for Science

North Korea Claims to Have Launched Satellite for Science

According to North Korea’s state-run television network, on March 17, 2016, it was reported they launched a satellite into space. CNN reported this action was referred to as “destabilizing and provocative” by the United States. The KCNA network stated that Kwangmyongsong-4, the carrier rocket, was launched from the Space Center in Sahoe, on Sunday, March 13, […]

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

Shinzo Abe Under Immense Pressure to Reaffirm Wartime Apologies

Shinzo Abe Under Immense Pressure to Reaffirm Wartime Apologies

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, will be making a historic visit to the U.S. to speak before Congress, and has come under immense pressure to reaffirm the wartime apologies made by past Japanese leaders. The announcement of Abe’s visit came on Monday, when his country and the U.S. unveiled a plan to engage in […]

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