Tokyo’s subway system briefly shut down Saturday as a safety precaution after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile in defiance of [the UN Security Council and] a US push for tougher global sanctions.
The test failed, but tensions mounted as the United States and South Korea embarked on scheduled military drills. …
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called North Korea’s move “absolutely unacceptable.”
“There is a major crisis looming over the peace and prosperity of the world,” he told reporters in London at the end of a three-day visit to Russia and Britain. “The international community must display solidarity.”