Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada speaks during a news conference after National Security Council (NSC) meeting with prime minister Shinzo Abe and other ministers on a suspected nuclear test by North Korea, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato(reuters_tickers)
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Friday the possibility of further provocative action from North Korea could not be denied.
She made the remark in a news conference amid such speculation as North Korea marks the anniversary of the founding of its Workers' Party on Oct. 10.
(Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo, writing by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)