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Japan prepares missile defense ahead of North Korea launch

The Japanese defense minister said Friday that he had ordered the country's military to prepare a missile defense system ahead of a planned rocket launch by North Korea next month. North Korea said last week that it is planning to carry out a rocket-powered satellite launch between April 12 and 16, alarming countries around the [...]
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North Korea Presses Ahead With Final Preparations For Rocket Lauch

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

SEOUL, South Korea — Reclusive North Korea pressed ahead Friday with final preparations to blast a multistage rocket over Japan as world leaders scrambled to forge a united stance on how to punish Pyongyang for the launch. Saturday ... Read Post

Japan says it will shoot down N. Korea rocket over territory

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

Japan will shoot down any part of the long-range rocket that North Korea plans to launch next month that enters its territory, the Japanese defense minister, Naoki Tanaka, said Friday. Speaking at a news conference, Tanaka said he h... Read Post

Japan to deploy Patriot missiles in Tokyo to guard city from North Korean rocket

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Japan is to deploy surface-to-air missiles in central Tokyo in readiness for North Korea's planned rocket launch next month, its defense minister said Monday.The preparation of an anti-missile battery in the densely packed capital c... Read Post


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