Japan released anti-missile rockets in Okinawa

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A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)
A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)

The Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) did not take any destroy action to a rocket launched by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier Sunday heading for the direction of Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa.

A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)
A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea’s defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)

The Japanese government ordered its SDF to interrupt incoming rockets launched by the DPRK if they threaten safety of Japan. Anti-missile rockets were deployed in Okinawa.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed that the rocket posed no threat to Japan, but adding that the move, following DPRK’s recent nuclear test, is a violation against relevant UN resolution and put Japan’s security in danger. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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