North Korea fired a ballistic missile at Japan on Tuesday, prompting a warning to residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff South Korea and the Japanese coast guard reported on the test of the missile, which was launched off the east coast of North Korea.
The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile it seemed to have flown over and past their territory before falling into the Pacific Ocean. But she said that he did not use any defensive measures to destroy the projectile.
TV Asahi, citing an unnamed government source, said North Korea may have fired an intercontinental ballistic missile and it fell into the sea some 3,000 kilometers from Japan.
It was Pyongyang’s fifth launch in 10 days, amid military exercises of USA and South Korea, which conducted trilateral anti-submarine drills last week with Japanese naval forces.
South Korea staged its own advanced weaponry exhibition on Saturday to mark the Day of the Armed forces, including multiple rocket launchers, ballistic missiles, main battle tanks, drones, and F-35 fighters. (rts)