At approximately 0632 EST, the South Korean Joint Chiefs announced that North Korea launched a projectile towards the Sea of Japan.
The Japanese Coast Guard has issued several NOTAMS warning civilian traffic of debris. The announcement reads below:
”A possible ballistic missile was launched from North Korea, according to the Ministry of Defense. Vessels should pay attention to future information, and if they find falling objects, do not approach and report relevant information to the Japan Coast Guard.”
No further information is available at this time.
The last missile launch was on April 13. In Japan, residents of Hokkaido were told to seek immediate shelter, this follows statements by Kim Jong-Un where he called for “more practical and offensive” capabilities.
On May 31st, North Korea unsuccessfully launched a military satellite which failed to achieve orbit.
This is developing.