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The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority drew fire Friday for a comment he made Thursday saying it would be “far better” for North Korea to launch a missile at Tokyo than at a small nuclear reactor.

“I don’t know the level of North Korea’s technology but it is far better to drop (a missile) right in the middle of Tokyo (than try to) drop it on a small reactor,” NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said at an event in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts two reactors.

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