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Tokyo has been sensitive about the missile issue since North Korea in August 1998 launched a multistage rocket that flew over Japan and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
August 1998 - North Korea launches a multistage rocket that flies over Japan.
Following North Korea's launch of a multistage rocket over the Pacific in 1998 and the invasion of Japanese territorial waters by North Korean spy ships in 1999, the GSDF is also eyeing coping with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, as well as guerrilla attacks by armed groups that are too large for police to handle.
North Korea shocked the world in August 1998 by launching a multistage rocket that flew over Japanese territory before splashing into the Pacific Ocean.
Harada said Tokyo will also not abandon its 1998 decision to launch information-gathering satellites by fiscal 2002, a move taken after North Korea fired a multistage rocket on Aug.
The multistage rocket, which North Korea claimed was intended to launch a satellite, crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
In August 1998, North Korea launched a multistage rocket that passed over Japan and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Tension between Tokyo and Pyongyang increased following North Korea's launch of a multistage rocket over Japan Aug.
The travel agency began taking reservations for a North Korean tour it organized in 1998, but it was forced to cancel the trip after North Korea launched a multistage rocket that flew over Japan and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
com/does-gmd-work-pentagon-has-no-plans-fix-flaw-missile-interceptor-thrusters-2497889) anti-missile system that involves multistage rockets launched from underground silos at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Fort Greely, Alaska, with a third site on the East Coast under consideration.
When such agencies participate directly in preventing the export of multistage rockets from a nation like North Korea or Iraq to emerging states, the mission appears to be a legitimate one.
Conventional multistage rockets discard used-up fuel tanks and engines to achieve orbit.

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