North Korea has blamed Japan for rising tensions in the Korean peninsula – as the hermit kingdom threatened the Land of the Rising Sun would be obliterated if war broke out. Japan would be engulfed in radioactive clouds if nuclear war broke out, an editorial piece in Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea‘s ruling Workers’ Party said. In the

article, entitled ‘Japan’s Reckless Act Which Drives Itself into Ruin’, it accused Japan of being the United States’ puppet. The piece also claimed Japan is attempting to invade the Koreas to militarize the peninsula.Japan has been conducting joint drills with the USS Carl Vinson-led aircraft carrier strike group over the past week in the Philippine Sea as tensions in the area increase. READ MORE