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Japan Self-Defense Force members work April 11, 2011, on a unit of Japan Air Self-Defense Force's PAC-3 surface to air missile deployed in Ishigaki, Japan's southern most prefecture of Okinawa. Japan is on alert for North Korea's rocket which is expected to launch between April 12-16. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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Television cameramen on April 3, 2012, film mobile Patriot missile launchers being transported to a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base from a port after arrival aboard a Japan maritime self-defense force transport ship on Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in preparation for North Korea's rocket launch, expected to take place sometime between April 12-16. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken Sunday, March 13, 2011, a member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force rescues a victim in Ishinomaki, in northern Japan, two days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Makoto Kondo)