pressure has grown on North Korea to call off a planned rocket
launch, seen by some governments as another missile test, since
Pyongyang told U.N. agencies this week it would launch what it
called an "earth observation satellite".
Japan has put its military on alert to shoot down any rocket
that threatens its territory.
The NHK report said the mobile missile launcher was thought to
normally remain stationary in places such as an underground
North Korea fired two mid-range ballistic missiles, which
appeared to be Rodong-class missiles, from the mobile launcher
off its east coast into the sea toward Japan in March 2014, the
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Paul Tait)
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