Japan Reacts to Planned N. Korea Missile Test

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Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi speaks to reporters during a nationally televised press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Monday, June 19, 2006. hide caption

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Japan's prime minister says Tokyo would respond harshly if North Korea tests a long-range missile. U.S. officials have said North Korea appears to have completed fuelling for a test of a long-range ballistic missile that could possibly reach Alaska. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Lucy Craft in Tokyo about the situation.

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