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Japan stares down North Korea
« on: April 05, 2014, 10:25:07 PM »
North Korea's recent provocations are not being taken lightly by Japan.
From Reuters:
Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday.
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which took effect on Thursday and runs through April 25, the day that marks the founding of North Korea's army, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Following the order, meant "to prepare for any additional missile launches," a destroyer was dispatched to the Sea of Japan and will fire if North Korea launches a missile that Tokyo deems in danger of striking or falling on Japanese territory, the source said.
Tensions have been building between North Korea and its neighbors since Pyongyang - in an apparent show of defiance - fired two Rodong missiles on March 26, just as the leaders of Japan, South Korea and the United States were sitting down to discuss containing the North Korean nuclear threat.

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Re: Japan stares down North Korea
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 02:24:54 AM »
This a good sign that the Japanese is not depending on the USA for everything. It may decrease our presence in Okinawa, something the Japanese have wished for since 1945. But however, they do have to abide by Article 9 of their Consititution that came into effect on May 3,1947
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