Instructions by the Prime Minister in Response to Notification that North Korea Plans to Launch a Ballistic Missile, Referred to as a "Satellite" (01:50)

November 21, 2023
[Provisional translation]
  1. Execute all possible measures to gather and analyze information through the cooperation of the relevant ministries and agencies and provide information to the public in an appropriate manner.
  2. In coordination with the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, and other countries concerned, strongly urge North Korea to exercise restraint and refrain from conducting a launch.
  3. Take all possible measures to ensure the safety and security of the Japanese people, including fully preparing for contingencies.

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