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East Asia: North Korean missile

North Korea missile test causes a number of reactions from the East Asia blogsphere. China Confidential discusses about China's moderator role in the issue: “Beijing either failed to persuade Pyongyang not to launch the missiles or fooled Washington and Tokyo into thinking it was trying.

Sun Bin discusses about other theories: “this may be a successful collaboration of the Korea's about Dokdo. But definitely not a good move for NK in the long term. It provided Japan with the excuse it needed to re-arm, and it was a major slap on China's face, especially after China openly appealed for NK not to do that.

JP from Japundit informs others that Japan’s public broadcasting station NHK canceled its normal serial drama yesterday morning in order to provide news coverage of North Korea’s missile launches.

Robert Koehler from Marmot's hole reports that Koreans in Japan fear backlash from N.K. missile launch.

Richardson from Korea Liberator collects some editorial excrepts from South Korea mainstream newspapers.

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