‘Japan must ready for North Korea’
Toronto: Japan’s ambassador to Canada says North Korea’s nuclear test on Friday was a “clear violation” of United Nations Security Council resolutions and that Japan has to be prepared for military action if necessary.
The latest detonation -- the country’s second in eight months -- has heightened concerns that North Korea is building lighter, smaller nuclear weapons capable of being mounted on missiles and striking as far away as North America’s west coast. Speaking to CTV’s Power Play on Friday, Kenjiro Monji said Japan supports a peaceful resolution but has taken steps to defend itself, including the use of missile defence capabilities. “We already have a current missile defence system with the United States and on our own, so I think that … plays a very important role,” Mr Monji said. “We should be ready to defend ourselves.” CTV