North Korea demonstrates two short-range ballistic missiles that land just outside Japan's territorial waters and then only hours later South Korea demonstrates a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Comments made during the South Korean launch immediately draw condemning remarks from North Korea's Kim Yo-jong.
John Kerry, along with the other Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers, laid wreaths at Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to the victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack. Kerry is the first Secretary of State to visit the memorial. Then-U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was previously the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the memorial, in 2008. The Hiroshima foreign ministers meeting is part of the preparations for the 42nd G7 summit the end of next month at Japan's Kashiko Island, Shima, Mie Prefecture.
Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement over fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands. China voices "extreme concerns" over the deal. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-china-22092853 (BBC)] [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-nhkworld-english-news-20130410_36.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019
Typhoon Muifa approaches the Japanese island of Okinawa causing localised flooding, cancellation of flights to and from Naha International Airport and 30,000 homes to lose power. [http:--www.stripes.com-blogs-pacific-storm-tracker-pacific-storm-tracker-1.106563-typhoon-11-w-muifa-25-1.151245 (Stars and Stripes)]date=August 2019
The BBC apologises after offending the sensibilities of Japanese viewers by broadcasting jokes targeting Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived both atomic bomb attacks carried out by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.