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'Joy' in N. Korea, but Asian neighbours unamused

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North Korea said Wednesday the whole country "has been swept up with enormous joy" after its rocket launch, but in nearby Asian cities there was irritation over the latest antics from a nightmare neighbour. 

South Korean conservative activists shout slogans beside an effigy (centre) of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch in Seoul on December 12. North Korea said Wednesday the whole country "has been swept up with enormous joy" after its rocket launch, but in nearby Asian cities there was irritation over the latest antics from a nightmare neighbour.

Ahead of the launch, Japan deployed Patriot missiles in Tokyo and on its southern island chain of Okinawa which lies under the flight path, vowing to shoot down Pyongyang's rocket if it threatened the country.

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