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Japan ready to intercept DPRK's rocket


14:04, April 01, 2012

The photo taken on March 29, 2009 shows the ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptors or PAC 3 deployed in Tokyo, Japan. (Xinhua/Associated Press)

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

Naoki Tanaka, Japanese Defense Minister, officially order the Self Defense Forces Friday to shoot down any part of the rocket that the Domestic People's Republic of Korea plans to launch next month that enters its territory.

On Friday morning, a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda approved the order.

Naoki Tanaka said that the rocket would possibly fly over areas in Okinawa and Sakishima Islands, once it deflected from its trajectory it would threaten Tokyo.

The DPRK announced earlier it will launch the Kwangmyongsong-3, an "earth observation" satellite using a long-range rocket to commemorate the 100th birthday of late leader Kim Il-Sung. The satellite is scheduled to be launched from a station in North Phyongan province between April 12 and 16.

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PD User at 2012-04-05207.216.198.*
Mother nature.... not some ficticous god has devastated Japan, Tokyo is the City [waiting to die] its sits on three major fault lines, the pressure is tremedous, any day it will erupt.Japan was used by the US after WW2 ...the Yanks went easy on Japan, they needed them to counter the USSR. Plus Japan did not kill [Jews].... the USA is in the pockets of Jewery.Japan never said sorry, they are in denial they will pay one way or another, ok?How many thousands of [comfort woman] sex-slaves where raped abused by Jap troops? children were raped by Jap soldiers, no compensation was paid no real apology, where are the statues to remember the Comfort Women?Shame and disgrace on Japan, praise and thanks to the many good, kind Japanese who are ashamed and ask for forgivness, they were not alive and are innocent, now they suffer the ravages of some weird Karma will the ....war-mongering degeneratem arrogent USA suffer a similar fate.
PD User at 2012-04-05113.210.231.*
Other countries also can launch rocket carry the satellite . Why DPRK can"t have his own satellite. The Imperialist Japan is bullying the DPRK. Come out with rubbish excuses.
Asian at 2012-04-0476.124.224.*
No Asian countries retaliated to the atrocities Japan committed because it"s too terrible and grossly inhuman to ever be reminded of the event Even if Japan denies it, history and witnesses are still alive to give details of their experiences under Japan"s occupation.Yes, no one retaliated BUT it is mother nature and God who are doing the retaliation.
Todd at 2012-04-03108.37.19.*
Domestic People"s Republic of Korea (Domestic = Democratic)
North at 2012-04-0376.124.224.*
Until now, the Imperialist Japan is still NOT done with its atrocities in Asia.The action of Japan is a sign of past guilt.

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