North Korea fires what appears to be ballistic missile: Japan
Written by tokyoclub on September 28, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: North Korea projectile appears to have fallen outside of Japan’s EEZ
TOKYO – North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile in the second launch this month, the Japanese government said.
South Korea’s military said North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off its east coast.
The launch came after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into waters within Japan’s exclusive economic zone on Sept. 15 in the first test firing of such weapons in nearly six months.
According to Japan’s analysis, the two missiles reached an altitude of about 50 kilometers and flew around 750 km before falling in waters off the Noto Peninsula.
Their launch raised fresh alarm in Japan as it prepares to see a new government following the leadership election of its biggest ruling party on Wednesday.
North Korea has said the Sept. 15 launch was a test of a “railway-borne missile system” and that the objective was to strike a target area 800 km off its east coast.