• Kyodo


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 sped up 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 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 been moved into position.

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