North Korea fires missile over Japanese archipelago drawing fury

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has fired a missile early Tuesday, and the missile appeared to have passed over the Japanese archipelago, said the Japanese government.

The missile was fired around 5:58 a.m. Japanese time (GMT 2058 Monday) from the western coast of the DPRK towards a northeastern direction, and passed over Cape Erimo in northern Japan around 6:06 a.m. Japanese time (GMT 2106 Monday), said Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

The missile appeared to have fallen into the Pacific Ocean some 1,180 kilometers east of Cape Erimo around 6:12 a.m. Japanese time (GMT 2112 Monday), said Suga.

He also said that the launching of the missile poses a grave threat to Japan’s security and Japan strongly protests against the missile launch. (Courtesy Asia Pacific Daily)

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