N. Korea better get its "act" together.......!
Japan has a spy satellite to monitor this.
Japan's 'threat' is real!
Japan is currently installing a missile defence system at roughly 200 billion yen or 1.7-2.54 billion dollars.
Japan has stated on numerous occassions that it would do
preemptive strikes, if necessary......:
"Japan could hit foreign bases if threat of attack clear: Koizumi" (Wednesday, May 21, 2003
"Japan warns that it will attack if North Korea aims missile" (15 September 2003
Here's something further to consider:
I would wager.....considering Japan's technical ability and their manufacturing capability, and add that to the nuclear power plants they have, and
I'm personally convinced that Japan is either a current member of the atomic club, or they could become a member in about fifteen minutes flat!
Here's a bit more thoughts on this:
Clinton's policy toward North Korea was based on two false premises: one, that Pyongyang would keep its promises [regarding the 1994 agreement to
abandon its nuclear programme]; and two, that North Korea would collapse.
North Korea has neither kept its promises nor collapsed. We are now faced with the consequences.....Mr. Clinton!
Bears repeating for any Liberals and Democrats out there.
And DR....it's well known that South Korea and North Korea both do not like Japan, but
South Korea will not attack Japan. North Korea might,
but will be seriously contested
instantly. Payback coming Japan's way? Maybe, but not much, I think.
IMHO........I'd love to see how China reacted if Japan started rolling out the strike aircraft and cruise missles. Rolling them out completely
independent of US manufacture or permission. I'm guessing KIJ's switchboard would really light up at that point.....