On Tuesday, October 4, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that could fly over the territory of Japan.
This was reported by the Japanese newspaper Kyodo with reference to the government's statement.
North Korea may have fired a missile in the direction of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido and its northeastern prefecture of Aomori.
The government issued a warning urging residents of Hokkaido and Aomori to stay indoors.
Subsequently, a government report appeared that a North Korean missile had apparently landed outside Japanese waters in the Pacific Ocean.
There are no reports of casualties after the rocket attack.
Japan immediately expressed a strong protest against the missile launch, which became the fifth in the last ten days.
It will be recalled that the previous launch of a North Korean missile was carried out on Saturday, October 1, as a sign of protest against the joint naval exercises that took place last week with the participation of the United States and South Korea.
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