The Japanese government’s emergency early warning system said the government had urged residents of Miyagi, Yamagata and Niigata prefectures to shelter indoors after North Korea launched ballistic missiles.
The government confirmed earlier that the missile had flown over Japanese territory Heading towards the Pacific Ocean.
However, Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said the missile did not fly over Japan, despite warnings issued to residents of some areas to take shelter..
“The missile was detected as it was likely to be flying over the Japanese archipelago, so the warning was issued,” Hamada said.
“After checking the information, we confirmed that the missile did not cross the Japanese archipelago, but disappeared over the Sea of Japan,” he added.
And Seoul announced Thursday that North Korea launched 3 ballistic missiles, a day after Pyongyang launched more than 20 missiles, one of which landed near The territorial waters of South Korea.
The South Korean military said in a statement that it had detected a “long-range ballistic missile believed to have been launched towards the East Sea at about 07:40 am (2240 GMT) from the Sunan region of Pyongyang,” referring to the sea also known as the Sea of Japan.
He added that he also detected a short time later “what is believed to be two short-range ballistic missiles fired at about 08:39 am from Kaechon in South Pyongan Province.”
The statement stressed that the South Korean military “maintains a posture of full alert while cooperating closely with the United States and strengthening surveillance and vigilance.”
Local media reported that Siren It was launched on the island of Ulleungdo in eastern South Korea, whose residents were also warned Wednesday to go to shelters after a North Korean short-range ballistic missile crossed the sea border between the two countries.
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