North Korea fires missile through Japan’s airspace

Pyongyang has launched a missile which, according to the Japanese and South Korean governments, passed through northern Japan’s airspace.

The Japanese government activated its J-Alert warning system after North Korea fired an unidentified missile early Tuesday morning.

The North Korean missile passed over Japanese territory around 6:06am local time. The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile but warned people to take precautions, Reuters reports citing local media.

The Japanese government announced the missile fell into the Pacific ocean just 14 minutes after the launch, some 1,180 km east of Hokkaido’s Cape Erimo, the Japan Times reports.

Japan’s atomic facilities suffered no damage, its Nuclear Regulation Authority said. No damage has been reported to ships or aircraft in the region as the missile broke off into three pieces before falling into the water, a NHK report added.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary described Pyongyang’s latest action as a “grave threat.”

“This ballistic missile launch appeared to fly over our territory. It is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat to our nation,” Yoshihide Suga told reporters, according to Reuters.

Suga added that Tokyo will work closely with Washington and Seoul, as well as other regional countries to issue an appropriate response. South Korea’s presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, has already convened a National Security Council (NSC) session to discuss the issue.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning confirmed that the “missile launch by North Korea flew over Japan” and that the US military was assessing its parameters.

“North American Aerospsace Defense Command, or NORAD, determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. We are working closely with Pacific Command, Strategic Command and NORAD, and we’ll provide an update as soon as possible,” he added, according to ABC news.

Meanwhile, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Pyongyang fired a “projectile… in the direction of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 5:57am,” according to Yonhap.

South Korea’s military also confirmed that the “ballistic missile” launched by Pyongyang flew over Japan.

“It passed through the sky over Japan,” the JCS said. It added that the American and S. Korean militaries are now analyzing the latest North Korean missile launch.


just when you think its all cooled off..kimbo goes bang..and it goes right over japan..hes really spoiling for something..i still maintain nothing happens..but kimbo is making that prediction look very dicey!


~ by seeker401 on August 29, 2017.

8 Responses to “North Korea fires missile through Japan’s airspace”

    & only -3-left

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  6. …then came Donald Rumsfeld (aka PNAC, lol) and sold some new nuclear tech to Kim-the-buddie…

  7. the same pattern as always – just when a society starts to stabilise and directs toward the creation of a middle class…boom!…and the US/NATO liberation bombs come to bring the western values of democracy, i.e. chaos, destruction and many profitable licences / privatisation for the liberator-s contractors…Irak 2.0.

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