Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch: NHK

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Posted: May 30, 2016 6:54 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Monday put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, state broadcaster NHK said.

A spokesman for the Japan's Ministry of Defense in Tokyo declined to say whether such an order has been issued.

(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Robert Birsel)