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Oct 04, 2022 04:04 PM
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North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan for First Time Since 2017

A man in Tokyo on Oct. 4 walks past a TV showing a broadcast about an early morning North Korean missile launch, which prompted an evacuation alert over northeastern Japan.  Photo: VCG
A man in Tokyo on Oct. 4 walks past a TV showing a broadcast about an early morning North Korean missile launch, which prompted an evacuation alert over northeastern Japan. Photo: VCG

(Bloomberg) — North Korea fired a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, further ratcheting up tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program and prompting a rare public safety warning to be issued by Tokyo.

The missile launched Tuesday splashed down in the Western Pacific about 3,200 kilometers east of Japan, officials in Tokyo said, adding there were no reports of damage. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida condemned the launch and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol warned of a “resolute response.”

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