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International relations

Japan prepares Korean Peninsula crisis plan

Four-tier alert system aims to keep citizens in South Korea informed, safe

TOKYO -- Tensions are rising dangerously on the Korean Peninsula as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump square off.

While North Korea has threatened to conduct a new nuclear test in defiance of mounting international criticism, the Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Pyongyang by warning that all options, including use of military force, are on the table.

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