This Monday Dec. 10, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye and annotated by 38 North, shows recent activity at the Sohae rocket launching facility in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP FILE PHOTO
TOKYO– The Japanese government said Wednesday North Korea’s missile passed over its southern island chain of Okinawa around 12 minutes after take-off.
“Launch time was around 9:49 am (0049 GMT). The missile that North Korea calls a satellite passed over Okinawa around 10:01. We launched no interception.”
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