Japan readies missile defense system for North Korea rocket launch

March 2012
East-Asia-Intel Reports;3/21/2012, p8
The article reports on the move of Japan which is preparing its missile defense system following North Korea's announcement that it would launch a rocket in mid-April 2012. It states that Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka has announced that the nation's anti-missile weapons could shoot down the rocket if needed. North Korea reportedly plans to launch a rocket to mark the 100th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung's birth.


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