1. Japan’s Yoshihide Suga: Government strongly protests latest North Korea missile launch

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga: Government strongly protests latest North Korea missile launch

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday morning, Japan's government said, strongly protesting what it called Pyongyang's latest intolerable provocation.

By: | Tokyo | Updated: September 15, 2017 5:12 AM
north korea, north korea missile, japan, japan missile, missile over japan, kim jong un, ballistic missile The missile was launched at 6:57 a.m. Japan time (2157 GMT), flew over Hokkaido and splashed down at 7:06 a.m. (2206 GMT) some 2,000 kilometres east of the northern island’s Cape Erimo, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. (Reuters)

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday morning, Japan’s government said, strongly protesting against what it called Pyongyang’s latest intolerable provocation. The missile was launched at 6:57 a.m. Japan time (2157 GMT), flew over Hokkaido and splashed down at 7:16 a.m. (2216 GMT) some 2,000 kilometres east of the northern island’s Cape Erimo, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Japan protests the latest launch in the strongest terms and will take appropriate and timely action at the United Nations and elsewhere, staying in close contact with the United States and South Korea, Suga told reporters.

(Further details awaited)

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