Theresa May has told Japan that the UK will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with them over the threat from North Korea.
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has conducted Patriot Advanced Capability-3 deployment training at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
French warship completes patrol of Britain's Pacific Territory
China's second aircraft carrier might conduct its first sea trials in February, regional newspapers are reporting.
North Korea claims it is considering strikes near US military installations in Guam.
More than 3,500 Japanese and US personnel will conduct a bilateral and joint exercise showcasing their capabilities on the Japanese island of Hokkaido in August.
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca this morning
Babcock has successfully secured a seven year contract to produce and deliver weapons handling and launch equipment for the South Korean Jangbogo III submarine programme.