Japan praises Trump for comments on North Korea
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Japan praised President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades MORE for his comments on North Korea in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, when the president condemned Pyongyang's "reckless pursuit" of nuclear power. 

Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief Cabinet secretary, said the nation "highly praises President Trump for sending a powerful message in his own words," according to The Associated Press, after his speech that warned of North Korea's increasing missile capabilities. 

Suga emphasized Japan's support in working with both the U.S. and South Korea to denuclearize North Korea. He also pledged to put pressure on other countries such as Russia and China to aid in the effort. 

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In his address, Trump warned that North Korea could soon have the capability of striking the United States homeland with a missile and vowed that he would not continue the policies of previous administrations that led to the current tense state.

“Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation,” Trump said. “I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this very dangerous position.”

North Korea fired two missiles over Japan last year, prompting emergency national security meetings of the Japanese and South Korean governments.