New Godzilla film imagines a strong Japan pushing back against the US
The film has a "soft nationalism" at its core, said Mark Schilling, a film critic for the Japan Times newspaper. "There's a sense that 'we Japanese have to do this ourselves, we can't rely on the Americans to help us,' " he said.
North Korea shows no sign of wanting to talk about releasing 2 Americans
As missile launches and another nuclear test escalate tensions between the United States and North Korea, officials and analysts alike are growing increasingly concerned that the men will be held until after a new American president is elected.