PYONGYANG -- Japan's foreign minister says his country needs to remain on alert over North Korea even after this weekend's celebrations.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida made the comment to reporters Saturday just as a massive parade started in North Korea marking the 105th birthday of the country's late founder, Kim Il Sung.
Kishida noted that more events are expected in North Korea later in April, and said "there is a possibility that the country may take action on those occasions."
Kishida said that Japan needs "to be fully prepared to take various measures." He did not elaborate.