Japan has been protesting Russia’s military drills in a disputed region amid alleged talks to resolve that dispute. On Tuesday, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Russia ramped up its military presence in the Kuril Islands, which Tokyo considered unacceptable.
Protesters gathered in Japan outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to challenge the Olympic games. On Friday, nearly 50 protestors chanted the “no to the Olympics” and “save people’s lives” while holding signs that read “cancel the Olympics.”
The U.S. is teaming up with Japan and South Korea in an effort to sent a unified warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. During a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, the three countries announced they are working closely to monitor the growing threat North Korea posses.