North Korea says Japan has crossed military 'danger line'
SEOUL (AFP) - A day after Japan unveiled its largest warship since World War II, North Korea warned on Wednesday that Tokyo was following a militarisation programme that had already crossed "the danger line".
A commentary by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) highlighted a Japanese Defence Ministry paper published last month that stressed the need to boost the strength and range of forces required to protect Japan's far-flung territories.
The paper specifically called for a "comprehensive containment capability" to counter ballistic missile threats from North Korea.
"This is nothing but a broad hoax by Japan to justify its moves to turn it into a military giant which have gone beyond the danger line," KCNA said.