The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday condemned Tokyo's plan to create a military space body, saying that the plan was a riskless move to make Japan a military giant.

"Japan has a strong interest in space exploitation for its evil purpose of developing defense capabilities," the North's official news agency KCNA said in its analysis.

According to a report published by South Korean newspaper Yonhap Japan last year, it announced that its military plans to build a military unit that specializes in space issues by 2023. Edit: Pang Kong