December 11, 2012

N Korea Launched a 'Long Range Missile'..

Kim Jong-un flexing his fat cells or something.

Via Prime Minister's Office of Japan Facebook page

(Provisional translation)

December 12, 2012 (from 10:20 am)

The First Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary

(Immediately After the Launch)

1 At approximately 09:49 today, it appears that North Korea launched a missile, which it calls a “satellite”, as North Korea announced on the 1st of this month.

2 It is estimated that the missile, which North Korea calls a “satellite”, passed over Okinawa of Japan at approximately 10:01. Information we obtained has been immediately disseminated to our people, local public authorities and media organizations through Em-Net and J-Alert systems and other means. It is also estimated that the first rocket fell to approximately 200 kilometers west of the Korean Peninsula in the Yellow Sea, the second one to approximately 300 kilometers south-west in the East China sea and the third one to approximately 300 kilometers east of the Philippines in the Pacific Ocean.

3 Although the Government is currently confirming whether there has been any fallen object, at this stage, no such object has been identified within our territory. Therefore, we would like to ask our people to continue on with their normal lives and activities as usual.[More...]

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