Japan deploys Patriot systems as Pyongyang plans rocket launch

http://www.euronews.com/ Japan has begun deploying a surface-to-air missile defence system and placed it’s armed forces on standby in response to North Korea’s decision to launch a long-range rocket, later this month.

A Japanese naval vessel is enroute to Okinawa with an advanced Patriot defence system onboard.

It is believed the North Korean rocket will pass over the Okinawa island chain.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, wants an international response to the perceived threat:

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