Japan Japan & Korea

Japan Threatens to Shoot Down North Korean Missile

I wonder how this would play on the Korean street, North and South:

The Japanese government could deploy two arsenal ships equipped with the latest Aegis radar system and interceptor Standard Missile in the East Sea if North Korea continues to prepare for a missile test, the Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday citing a senior official at the Japanese Ministry of Defense….

Tokyo warned North Korea it would intercept not only missiles but also a satellite launched by the communist country. The Sankei Shimbun quoted Japanese Minister of Defense Yasukazu Hamada as saying, “It is natural to react to even a satellite if it can cause serious damage when it falls down to Japan.” [Chosun Ilbo]

It might be good for the LDP’s approval ratings, though.