Japan made statements about the ballistic missile tests that North Korea has been going on for a while. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said that North Korea had tested two ballistic missiles.
North Korea has been secretly conducting ballistic missile tests for some time. Remarkable statements came in Japan about these experiments, which were hidden from everyone. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said North Korea “tested two ballistic missiles”.
THE TESTS HAVE BEEN CONTINUING SINCE SEPTEMBER
Describing the missile tests carried out by North Korea since September as “quite unfortunate”, Kishida stated that he had instructed the security of Japanese military elements and to be prepared for possible emergencies. Matsuno Hirokazu, the Cabinet Chief Secretary stated at a press conference that:
“The Japanese government condemns the trials against the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions”.
NO FURTHER DETAILS WERE GIVEN ABOUT THE MISSILE TESTS
Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo did not give details about the trial, but noted that the government is analyzing the latest situation. The Japan Coast Guard announced that Japanese ships in areas where the missiles may have crashed were put on alert. According to the South Korean General Staff’s statement, one of the missiles was launched from the Sinpo region on the east coast of North Korea at 10.17 a.m. local time into the Sea of Japan. In the news that JoongAng Ilbo, one of the national newspapers, based on South Korean military sources, it was reported that the other missile was launched from a submarine.
“NEWLY IMPROVED HYPERSONIC”
North Korea conducted short-range ballistic tests on September 15, and missile tests on September 28th, which the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) described as “newly developed hypersonic”.