Once pacifist Japan may be doing some old-fashioned saber rattling off the coast of North Korea by dispatching ships and planes to monitor the possible long-range missile launch from Comrade Kim’s Paradise of Paranoia and Starvation. Reassuringly, according to the AP:
Senior Vice Foreign Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said, however, that Japan had “encountered no information” indicating North Korea had the technology to put a nuclear warhead on a missile.
“It requires tremendous technology to miniaturize an atomic weapon in order to load into a missile warhead,” he said.
Now what country, I wonder, has that? [Maybe Kim should hire Sony. They’re great at miniaturizing.-ed. Better yet, maybe Sony should buy North Korea.]