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

Second set of instructions by Prime Minister Taro Aso
on the launch of a flying object from North Korea
issued around 13:00, Japanese time, 5 April 2009

1. Issue warnings to vessels in areas where flying objects are thought to have landed.

2. Take further measures to confirm the safety of the public, by checking whether there were or were not any objects which fell (to the ground or into the water) in Japanese territorial areas where the flying object is deemed to have flown over.

3. Respond in collaboration with the United States, the Republic of Korea and other countries concerned.