North Korea threat looms over US envoy Tillerson’s Asia trip

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TOKYO (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his first trip to Asia, and he’s expected to arrive late Wednesday in Tokyo.

Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from North Korea and demonstrate that “America First” does not mean U.S. diplomatic retreat from the volatile region.