December 12, 2012 / 1:42 AM / 5 years ago

Japan government: North Korea rocket launch "extremely regrettable"

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman voiced protest over North Korea's rocket launch on Wednesday, saying it was "extremely regrettable."

"Japan cannot tolerate this action," Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told a news conference.

North Korea launched a rocket on Wednesday and the missile appears to have passed over Okinawa, Japan's government said.

Reporting by Leika Kihara, Editing by Mayumi Negishi

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