According to the resolution, Japan considers "unacceptable and strongly condemns" North Korea's actions. The resolution demanded that North Korea’s authorities "immediately stop the development of ballistic missiles."
"This is a serious provocation that threatens the peace and security of both our country and the regional and international community," the resolution, adopted by the lower house of the Japanese parliament, said.
Following the reports about North Korea’s rocket launch, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office said that Tokyo, in close cooperation with the international community, would not hesitate to take measures against North Korea. On Monday, Abe said that Tokyo would tighten unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang.