Japan military on alert to destroy N. Korea missile: media

Tomoni Inada (L), a close confidante of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with staunchly nationalist views, is Japan's newly appointed defence ministerJapan’s newly appointed defence minister on Monday ordered the nation’s military to be ready to destroy any missiles fired by North Korea that threaten the country, local media reported. Tomomi Inada issued the order, public broadcaster NHK said, without mentioning any indication that Pyongyang is preparing to launch such a missile. Last week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe picked Inada, a close confidante with staunchly nationalist views, as the new defence minister.

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