Japan protests N.Korea test, to confer with US, S.Korea, Russia
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Akira Nagai points to a spot on the map showing the quake centre during a news conference in Tokyo February 12, 2013. Seismic activities detected at around 0300 GMT in North Korea may be the result of a nuclear test, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO: Japan strongly protests North Korea’s latest nuclear test and will be in close contact with the governments of the United States, South Korea, China and Russia over the issue, its top government spokesman said on Monday.

“This is something we can not accept, we strongly protest this,” chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning.

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