North Korea went on high alert and said the US should forgo planned military exercises with Japan and South Korea. But it could have a hidden agenda.
Cities are dynamos of the global economy. Encouraging new ideas on transportation, food, housing, and jobs can make them even more vibrant.
Every Aug. 15, Japan's politicians pay tribute to its war dead (including convicted war criminals) at the Yasukuni Shrine. These visits ignite painful East Asian memories of Japanese aggression, support revisionist history, and erode prospects for regional cooperation. They should be avoided.
The Kaesong Industrial Complex, shuttered earlier this year, is one of the only areas of cooperation between rivals North and South Korea.