TOKYO -- Japan plans to deploy land-based missile interceptors in the southwestern islands of Okinawa Prefecture as it ramps up defenses against the anticipated launch of what it views as a North Korean ballistic missile.
Pyongyang has announced the launch of what it says is a satellite between Feb. 8-25, sometime between 7 a.m. and noon local time. Okinawa's Nansei island chain falls under its trajectory.
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