A missile believed to have been launched by North Korea landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, NHK reported, citing representatives in the country’s military circles.
Earlier, Yonhap, citing the South Korean military, reported that the DPRK had again launched an unidentified projectile in the direction of the Sea of Japan. In turn, the coast guard of Japan clarified that the place where the rocket fell is being established. The agency also issued a warning about a possible North Korean missile launch.
After the alleged missile launch, a crisis headquarters was set up at the office of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
If the information about the missile launch is confirmed, then this will be the third test of the DPRK’s weapons in a week. North Korea successfully tested hypersonic missiles on January 5 and 11. The test was attended by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un. It was reported that during the second launch, the warhead of a hypersonic missile hit a target at a distance of a thousand kilometers.