Japan and the United States launched a major ground training in Kirishima Training Area in southern Japan's Miyazaki Prefecture Tuesday, as part of the biggest-ever joint military exercises which kicked off in several places in Japan last Friday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the trilateral meeting with ROK and Japan on Korean Peninsula issues underscored "deep relationship" with the two allies. Hu, Obama hold talks on tensions
President Hu Jintao told US President Barack Obama that the situation on the Korean Peninsula may spiral out of control if not handled properly, during a telephone conversation on Monday.
ROK stars live-fire exercise
The Republic of Korea (ROK) started Monday a live-fire drill in 29 sites around the country including a western island near a disputed sea border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the ROK navy said.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) lambasted the Republic of Korea's new defense chief Sunday for threatening to launch air strikes against the DPRK and accused the ROK of causing "uncontrollable, extreme" tension on the peninsula.
High-level talks involving officials from the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) next Monday will possibly seek a joint response against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). ROK to join Japan-US exercises as observer China urges not to 'pour oil on flames'