In Japan, announced the launch of a ballistic missile from the DPRK and collect an emergency meeting
Japan will tighten control over North Korea's military activities.
The Japanese Coast Guard said North Korea launched a ballistic missile on January 11.
This is reported by The Guardian, NHK and Yonhap with reference to the South Korean military.
“For more information, the intelligence agencies of South Korea and the United States are conducting a detailed analysis,” the statement said.
As specified, the armed forces of South Korea, in cooperation with the United States, are closely monitoring the movements of the North Korean military and maintain high combat readiness.
The Japanese government, in turn, convened an emergency meeting of its response team at the Prime Minister's office to collect and analyze information about the likely launch of the missile.
Sources in the Japanese government told local media that the shell had previously fallen into the sea outside Japan's exclusive economic zone. No ship or aircraft damage was reported.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the repeated missile launches were regrettable and Japan would “intensify monitoring” of North Korea's military activities. He instructed the relevant ministers and officials to make every effort to collect information on the launch, ensuring the safety of aircraft and ships in and around Japan. Kishida also urged them to prepare to respond to any emergency.
Note that this is the second launch of the DPRK rocket in 2022. Japan announced the first on January 5.