North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on the morning of October 4, a top Japanese government official said in a press conference.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said North Korea launched a ballistic missile from its interior in an easterly direction at around 7:22 am on Tuesday.
“Details are still being analyzed, but it is estimated that the ballistic missile passed over Japan’s north-eastern region and fell outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Pacific Ocean at around 7:44 am,” he said.
“North Korea’s series of actions, including its repeated launches of ballistic missiles, threaten the peace and security of the region and the international community, and are a serious challenge to the international community as a whole, including Japan.”
Matsuno said there were no reports of damage in Aomori City as of Tuesday morning but urged residents to report anything suspicious. Credit: Japanese Government TV via Storyful