North Korea

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Japan and North Korea sound warning as deadly cold snap sweeps across Asia
Extreme weather kills at least one person in Japan and more than 100 in Afghanistan while parts of China hit record low temperatures

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

25, Jan, 2023 @6:15 AM

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Kim Jong-un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuclear warhead production
North Korean leader marks New Year with fresh ballistic missile launch just hours into 2023

Justin McCurry in Osaka and agencies

01, Jan, 2023 @1:14 AM

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The Battle at Water Gate Bridge review – gung-ho Chinese war epic takes on Uncle Sam
With its wooden script and earnest tone, Tsui Hark’s government-sanctioned Chinese war epic may not win many hearts and minds

Peter Bradshaw

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Tensions simmer on Korean peninsula as North fires two ballistic missiles
Launches come days after Pyongyang said it tested a new ‘high-thrust’ motor as it seeks to advance its nuclear and missile programmes

Guardian staff and agencies

18, Dec, 2022 @3:25 AM

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Japan approves biggest military buildup since second world war amid China fears
US welcomes doubling of military spending but critics express unease over abandoning seven decades of pacifism

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, Dec, 2022 @12:39 PM

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Trump did not disclose $19.8m loan while president, documents show
The loan from Daewoo, a company with ties to North Korea, and should have been on public financial disclosure reports

Maya Yang

05, Dec, 2022 @10:15 PM

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Kim Jong-un daughter inspects another ICBM as leader hails North Korea’s nuclear power
Kim is joined by young daughter on inspection of his forces, increasing speculation that he is paving way for next generation of Kim dynasty

Staff and agencies

27, Nov, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Symbolism or succession clues? Debut of Kim Jong-un’s daughter sparks speculation over North Korea’s future
Reveal of Ju Ae raises questions over whether Kim, who is in his 30s and has battled poor health, is starting to think about his successor

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Nov, 2022 @6:43 AM

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Anthony Albanese calls for emergency UN meeting to condemn North Korean missile launch
Australia’s prime minister joined forces with Kamala Harris, Fumio Kishida, Jacinda Ardern, Han Duck-soo, and Justin Trudeau, on issue at Apec summit

Katharine Murphy Political editor in Bangkok

18, Nov, 2022 @8:26 AM

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It’s too easy for the west to see North Korea as a WTF curiosity. We need to do better | Tania Branigan
As viral stories about the hermitic country abound, North Koreans face devastating hunger and Covid clampdowns, says Guardian leader writer Tania Branigan

Tania Branigan

14, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Joe Biden will seek to establish US-China red lines in Xi Jinping talks
US president expected to urge Beijing to do more to curb North Korea and raise carbon reduction targets

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Nov, 2022 @2:03 PM

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The Ukraine war is deepening Russia’s ties with North Korea as well as Iran
Moscow’s growing need for armaments from Pyongyang is likely to lead to greater alignment of diplomatic and military interests

Peter Beaumont

07, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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