A North Korean missile passes through the Japanese islands for the first time in five years
The Japanese government orders the evacuation of Hokkaido, etc.
“An act that threatens the safety of residents, strongly condemned”
An intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) launched by North Korea on the 4th passed through the Japanese archipelago and fell into the Pacific Ocean.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff reported on the 4th that it had detected a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Mupyong-ri area, Jagang Province, North Korea at around 7:23 am on the 4th and passed over Japan to the east.
Military authorities analyze parameters such as range, altitude and speed, and maintain a prepared posture while strengthening surveillance and surveillance.
Japanese authorities also confirmed that the missile crossed the Japanese archipelago and landed in the Pacific Ocean. It is the first time in five years since 2017 that a missile launched by North Korea has passed through the Japanese archipelago.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Hirokazu Matsuno, held an emergency press conference following North Korea’s missile launch in the morning of the same day, and North Korea’s ballistic missile launch violates UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. was criticized for being scary.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also told reporters at the prime minister’s residence on the morning of the same day, calling North Korea’s actions “violence” and “strongly condemning.”
In addition, the Japanese government issued evacuation orders for residents of Hokkaido, the northernmost part of the archipelago, and Aomori Prefecture, the northernmost part of Honshu, to “evacuate in buildings or underground.”
North Korea has launched its fifth ballistic missile in the past 10 days. On the 25th of last month, one short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) was fired from the Taecheon area of North Pyongan Province, two from the Pyongyang Sunan area on the 28th, two from the Suncheon area of South Pyongan Province on the 29th, and two missile from the Pyongyang Sunan area on the 1st. That is, the missiles were fired once every two days. This is the ninth missile launch since the Yun Seok-yeol government was inaugurated.
Kim Soo-young, reporter for Hankyung.com [email protected]m