Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet  
Speeches and Statements by Prime Minister TOP

Instructions by Prime Minister Taro Aso
issued immediately after the launch of a flying object from North Korea
around 11:30 Japanese time, 5 April 2009

1. Confirm the safety and security of Japanese territorial areas and those of aircraft and vessels;

2. Further reinforce information-gathering;

3. Ensure that swift and timely information is provided to the public.