According to the Japan Coast Guard, on the 21st, the Hydrographic Authority, which is engaged in the safety of North Korean vessels, notified the Maritime Intelligence Division of the Japan Coast Guard that it would launch an "artificial satellite" between 22:0 a.m. on the 12nd and 1:0 a.m. on December <>.

The fall is expected in three sea areas, two places such as the Yellow Sea on the southwest side of North Korea outside Japan's exclusive economic zone = EEZ, and one place on the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, and the Japan Coast Guard has issued a navigation warning and called on ships to be careful of falling objects.

North Korea launched military reconnaissance satellites on May 2 and August 1, both of which failed on the first day of the notice period.

In response to the report by North Korea, Prime Minister Kishida instructed the relevant ministries and agencies to cooperate in collecting and analyzing information in the early hours of the 21st, to provide appropriate information to the public, to cooperate with the United States, the Republic of Korea and other relevant countries, to strongly urge North Korea to stop the launches, and to take all possible measures to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.