TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japan will continue its efforts to curb the nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday, a day after the latest test missile launch by Pyongyang.
"Japan will continue to coordinate efforts with the concerned countries to urge North Korea to exercise restraint and to implement UN Security Council resolutions," Kishida told reporters.
According to the minister, "it is necessary to take all possible measures to respond to any potential situation [caused by Pyongyang]."
The leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea are planning to meet in Washington on March 31 to enhance trilateral cooperation in the face of North Korea's recent nuclear and missile tests. In January, Pyongyang said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.