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Japanese Maritime Defense Force's Aegis cruiser Myoko and Kongo leave... News PhotoHorizontal,Japan,Leaving,Military,Military Base,Nagasaki Prefecture,Naval Base,Okinawa Prefecture,Politics,SaseboPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPJapanese Maritime Defense Force's Aegis cruiser Myoko (R) and Kongo (L) leave the Sasebo naval base in Nagasaki prefecture to deploy near Okinawa on December 6, 2012. Defence Minister Satoshi Morimoto on December 1 ordered the military to prepare for the North Korea long range rocket launch, ahead of its planned launch this month in defiance of widespread international condemnation, with a defence ministry spokesman telling AFP that 'our ground, marine, and air forces are now preparing to deploy troops in Okinawa', which the rocket may fly over. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)