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North Korea condemns Japan's military expansion and vows to take response.

North Korea condemns Japan's military expansion and vows to take response.

Japan's projected military buildup has been denounced by North Korea, which has promised to take action against Tokyo for making the "wrong and dangerous choice" to expand its defense industry.

Just days earlier, Japan published a new $320 billion security policy that highlighted plans for Japan's military to mount "counter-strike capabilities" in order to confront threats from China, Russia, and North Korea. This statement from North Korea's foreign ministry was released on Tuesday.

Japan will surpass China and the United States to become the third-largest military spender in the world thanks to its comprehensive, five-year defense strategy.

According to a representative of Pyongyang's foreign ministry, Japan's new defense plan significantly alters the security climate in East Asia and effectively formalizes a "new aggression policy," according to a report by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The representative stated that North Korea "will continue to indicate how concerned and angry we are with practical action" in response to Japan's move to "realize unjust and unreasonable ambition."

They said that Washington had no right to object to Pyongyang's attempts to enhance its own defenses and criticized the US for "exalting and encouraging Japan's rearmament and re-invasion plan."

A record number of ballistic missile tests this year, including some with nuclear payloads and various ranges that might reach the US mainland and allies South Korea and Japan, have been part of North Korea's efforts to improve its military capabilities.

On Sunday, North Korea launched two missiles that it claimed were tests of its first military surveillance satellite. The country also released low-resolution, black-and-white images that showed the view of Seoul and the neighboring city of Incheon from orbit.

While the South Korean military insisted that two medium-range ballistic missiles were launched on Sunday, several analysts in that country claimed the photographs were too rudimentary to be satellite photos.

On Tuesday, Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, responded to the criticism, calling it "inappropriate and premature" to judge her nation's satellite capabilities based just on those two images.

She stated in a statement released by the KCNA that Pyongyang's efforts to create a spy satellite were a "urgent priority directly linked to national security" and added that new restrictions on her country would not halt such scientific advancements.

She continued by rejecting the South Korean government's assessment that North Korea still needs to solve some significant technological problems in order to develop working intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that can reach the US mainland, such as the capacity to shield its warheads from the harsh atmospheric re-entry conditions.

If North Korea lacked re-entry capability, she questioned how it could have received data from weapons until they touched down at specified locations in the ocean during earlier missions.

She said that it would be preferable for them to behave sensibly, stop talking gibberish, and consider their actions.

In addition, Kim Yo Jong suggested that North Korea might launch an ICBM using a conventional trajectory as opposed to the lofted and acute angles it now employs to avoid its neighbors.

Given that a full-range ICBM test would include firing the warhead toward the Pacific Ocean, it might be thought of as a considerably bigger provocation of the US.

She said, "I can remove their doubt about it."

In the event that we fire an ICBM in the direction of true angle shooting straight off, they will recognize it right away.

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