North Korea

North Korea launches missile into Japan’s “economic zone”

North Korea is at it again. Earlier today they launched a missile into Japans economic zone.

Excerpt from The New York Times:

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Monday that flew 280 miles and appears to have landed inside Japan’s economic zone where fishing and cargo ships are active, the South Korean military and the Japanese government said.

The missile fired on Monday appears to have landed in the sea between Korea and Japan, inside Japan’s so-called exclusive economic zone, which extends 200 nautical miles from the coast. There were no immediate reports of damage to any ships or aircraft in the area, said Yoshihide Suga, Mr. Abe’s chief cabinet secretary.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke out against the attacks:

“We absolutely cannot accept North Korea’s repeated provocations despite repeated warnings by the international community,” Mr. Abe said Monday morning.

This is nothing new from North Korea. In March, three of the four missiles they launched landed in Japan’s economic zone.

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