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"Sanctions are nonsense. If full-scale sanctions take place, we will regard it as a declaration of war," the official based in Beijing, who wasn't identified, told Yonhap.
"Japan will impose a total ban on North Korean imports and prohibit its ships from entering Japanese ports over the North’s declared nuclear weapons test, a news report said today.
The sanctions, which will also expand restrictions on North Korean nationals entering Japan, are to be announced following a security meeting later today, public broadcaster NHK reported."