Confirmed: Two North Korean Missiles Land in Japanese EEZ

As previously reported, North Korea conducted a suspected ballistic missile launch earlier this morning. By 0717 EST, the Japanese government confirmed that two missiles flew and one landed inside of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The two missiles launched from Sunan Airfield near Pyongyang and landed approximately 250km Northwest of Hegura Island, Japan. The missiles flew about 850-900km each at an apogee of about 50km. This information was confirmed by Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Onoda.

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida lodged a “severe complaint” with North Korea, but also clarified that the missiles were not engaged by Japanese Self-Defense Forces.