calendar>>July 15. 2011 Juch 100
Japan Seeks Overseas Expansion
Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The authorities of Japan are working hard to realize its ambition for overseas expansion.

The Japanese government on July 8 decided to extend by one year the Maritime Self-Defense Forces' antipiracy mission off Somalia, due to end July 23.

Japan has reportedly maintained two destroyers for escorting, two P-3C patrol planes and about 580 troops in waters off Somalia.

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