The Japan Government held a emergency security meeting on Monday after the announcement for North Korea leader Kim Jong-Il.
The Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda canceled a speech he was supposed to hold at noon, in Tokyo, and went to his office to talk to his main ministers.
“I am up to date with everything” he told the media.
The prime minister also said that he ordered the consolidation of information gathering about North Korea, tight cooperation with the United States, China and South Korea and the preparations for any unexpected evolution.
The Defense Minister, Yasuo Ichikawa, said that no suspicious movement of the North Korean army was signaled.
“We asked our military commanders to gather intelligence and to be vigilant” he said.
The United States is also following intelligence regarding the death of North Korea leader Kim Jong-Il, the White House spokesman announced on Sunday evening, underlining that The United States only wants stability in Korea.
“We are closely following the information regarding the death of Kim Jong-Il. President Barack Obama was briefed and we are in tight contact with our allies in South Korea and Japan. We want stability in Korea, as well as freedom and security for our allies” Jay Carney said.
A high ranking official of the State Department said that Hillary Clinton was also briefed about the death of Kim.
The North Korea leader, Kim Jong-Il who had health problems for many years, died on Saturday and his son, Kim Jong-Un was chosen as his successor.
Considering the time difference, this information arrived late on Sunday evening in Washington.