North Korea Has Fired Yet Another Missile Over Japan

A ballistic missile believed to have been fired from the North Korean capital Pyongyang has passed over Japan, local authorities have confirmed.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reports the missile passed over the northern region of Japan around 7am local time, and likely landed some 2,000km east of the coast of Hokkaido, falling into the Pacific Ocean.

via NHK World

Citizens under the missile’s path were advised to take shelter, and have since been warned not to approach any objects that could be fallen debris from the missile.

The launch comes a day after a statement from North Korea’s official news agency, which stated “the four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by [our] nuclear bomb.”

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council after the launch.

The US is reportedly investigating the launch in collaboration with South Korean authorities.

This launch follows a similar August 29 launch, which saw one of three missiles launched from North Korea pass over Japan.

We’ll keep you posted on this one.