"Japan ... has a very shallow depth for defense. No place can be safe from our rocket pounding." — Kim Jong Son, writing in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun (April 10)

"The American military has a plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un." — Front-page headline in Yukan Fuji (April 7)

Three months before the present crisis on the Korean peninsula, Shukan Jitsuwa (Jan. 24) ran an uncharacteristically astute article predicting that in addition to potential for armed conflict with China over the disputed Senkaku Islands, North Korea, under its inexperienced young leader Kim Jong Un, posed a serious threat to Japan.