Japan Threatens To Shoot Down N. Korea Satellite

March 14, 2009

Japan (ChattahBox) – Japanese officials have made it clear that they plan on shooting down the North Korean satellite that they plan to launch, should in come anywhere near their territory.

The satellite is set to be launched next month, and after comments were made about a potential ‘danger zone’ near Japan’s borders, tension between the two countries has begun to increase.

“Under our law, we can intercept any object if it is falling towards Japan, including any attacks on Japan, for our security,” chief cabinet secretary Takeo Kawamura said.

Despite assurances from Pyongyang that the rocket is a vital part of North Korea’s space program, other countries in the region suspect the hardware is actually a Taepodong-2 ballistic missile.

The move would also cause a backlash with the United States, which, while offering new negotiations with the communist state on nuclear weapons, have made it clear that they will not tolerate acts of aggression from Pyongyang, especially against South Korea.


One Response to “Japan Threatens To Shoot Down N. Korea Satellite”

  1. tm on March 14th, 2009 11:03 pm

    Right on baby shoot it down.
    We are entering the new age of giant Jap Mechs robots that will rule the world.

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