Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SDF to send 450 to Ishigaki to man rocket interceptors | The Japan Times Online

The Defense Ministry will send 450 Self-Defense Force personnel to Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture to intercept a North Korean rocket if it poses a danger to Japan, ministry sources said Monday.

The government thinks the possibility of the rocket or its debris falling on Japanese territory is low but is taking preparatory steps anyway.

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