The North Korean missile flew at an altitude of about 2,000 km and a distance of 750 km
Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said none of the missiles crossed Japanese airspace.
Yonhap News Agency reported that North Korea had launched the ICBM
Tokyo, The Japanese Prime Minister’s Office has issued an emergency alert for the missile fired by North Korea. Giving information about the alert in a tweet, Japan’s PMO said the alert was issued with the alleged ballistic missile launched by North Korea in mind. In this regard, the government has also ordered security agencies to immediately collect inputs and provide timely and adequate information to the public. Along with this, given the possibility of an attack, there were also demands to ensure the safety of planes, ships and other property.
According to the J-Alert emergency broadcast system, residents of Miyagi, Yamagata and Niigata prefectures in northern Japan were warned to take shelter indoors on Thursday. This warning was given in view of a ballistic missile launched by North Korea which came off the coast of Japan. However, Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said none of the missiles crossed Japanese airspace.
He said the first missile flew at an altitude of about 2,000 km and a range of 750 km. Such a flight pattern is called a “smoothed trajectory”, in which the missile is fired high into space to avoid flying over neighboring countries. Speaking to reporters minutes later, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said, “North Korea’s repeated missile launches show its outrage and cannot be forgiven.
About half an hour after the launch was first reported, the Japanese Coast Guard said the missile fell into the Pacific Ocean. Yonhap News Agency reported that the first missile had a stage separation, indicating it could be a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Keywords: Japan, North Korea, South Korea
FIRST POST: November 03, 2022, 08:18 IST