Japan Ready Against North Korea Missile Attack

Japan is fully prepared for North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket, the government’s top spokesman said Monday, as the communist nation is gearing up its preparations at the liftoff site despite international opposition.

”The government is analyzing footage” and other information regarding the launch, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said at a news conference, a day after North Korea allowed some foreign reporters to observe its work in progress at the new Sohae Satellite launch site, where all three stages of the 30-meter high Unha-3 rocket have already been moved into position.

Japan’s Foreign Ministry has decided to remain on alert around the clock from Wednesday night over the launch, which is widely seen as a disguised ballistic missile test in violation of existing U.N. Security Council resolutions, according to officials.

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