In one of those moments where she must have thought *it needed to be said*, U.S. Secretary of State H. Clinton announced that "Japan has every right to protect and defend its territory".
No kidding, we do?
Oh, thank you for stating the obvious, Madam Secretary.
What, you want congratulations or something?
Same report (linked above) also includes the usual North Korean grandstanding about how if Japan intercepts the upcoming North Korean missile launch, they (North Korea's Army) "will consider this as the start of Japan's war of re-invasion more than six decades after the Second World War and mercilessly destroy all its interceptor means and citadels with the most powerful military means". -- source: KCNA
We get to take over that miserable piece of territory (again) after letting the Kim Il-sung / Kim Jong-il / Kim Next-guy show make it into a shambles for 50+ years?
Wouldn't want it, wouldn't take it. Even if they paid us.
They don't *have* any money.
That's what the whole missiles / bombs / blackmail scam of the North Koreans is about.
Kind of implies that the North Korean definition of "the most powerful military means" is not too fearsome either.
...because it seems pretty clear that if they thought they could get away with destroying Japan, they would have tried it a long time ago.