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Japan Orders Military to Destroy Any North Korea Rocket Debris

December 06, 2012

Japan ordered its defense forces to intercept and destroy any debris from North Korea’s planned rocket launch this month that may fall in the country’s territory.

Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto gave the order this morning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters today in Tokyo. No part of the rocket is expected to hit Japan, Fujimura said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Takashi Hirokawa in Tokyo at thirokawa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Brinsley at jbrinsley@bloomberg.net


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