Japan Responds Calmly to N. Korea's Projectile Launches

Politics

Tokyo, May 9 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government Thursday responded calmly to North Korea's additional projectile launches and refrained from condemning Pyongyang over the action.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, when asked by reporters about the Japanese government's response, only said, "No impact on our country's security has been confirmed."

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, separately speaking to reporters, said Japan will work together with the United States and South Korea to collect and analyze information.

Asked about North Korea's intentions behind the successive projectile launches in a short period, Iwaya said, "We're not in a position to say something definitely."

Abe has no plans to hold phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump anytime soon, informed sources said.

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