Tokyo officials allege that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time since 2017. The alleged event comes after a rush of recent releases that are comparable.
After confirming that the missile had landed outside of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the PM’s office accused North Korea of breaking UN resolutions; with its 20 missile launches so far in 2022, the most since leader Kim Jong-un assumed control in 2011.
Tokyo’s answer was vague, but it promised to take the “required posture” to avoid future occurrences of the same “incidents.”
In order to dissuade Pyongyang, it continued by calling on North Korea; to abide by earlier UN Security Council resolutions and promising to “further enhance the Japan-US partnership.”
The missile test by North Korea followed an anti-submarine exercise that the US, Japan, and South Korea conducted together for the first time since 2017.