UK prime minister to unveil plans to increase cooperation in defence and cyber-security with Japan

Theresa May has promised that the UK will stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan over the threat from North Korea, with the prime minister due to announce in Tokyo an increase in mutual cooperation over defence and cyber-security.

However, the prime minister faced a rebuff from China over her call for North Korea’s neighbour and sometime ally to exert more pressure on Pyongyang, with the foreign ministry in Beijing calling such attitudes hypocritical.

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