North KoreaIt is suspected that it was launched in the direction of Okinawa tonightballistic missile,JapanReleased Nationwide Immediate Alert System (J-Alert). Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) said the alert was updated around 11:15 p.m. with information that a North Korean ballistic missile had entered the Pacific Ocean at 10:55 p.m. and that the government-issued evacuation alert had been lifted.
The Japanese government issued a nationwide instant warning system (J-Alert) at 10:46 p.m. tonight (8:46 a.m. ET), targeting the Okinawa area, calling on people to hide in buildings or basements.
Defense Ministry officials said the ballistic missile launched by North Korea may have been a satellite.
After the alarm is lifted, officials urge the public not to approach any suspicious objects and to immediately contact the police or fire department if an unknown object is found.
North Korea announced earlier today that Pyongyang plans to launch an “artificial satellite” toward the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea between November 22 and December 1. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida immediately issued three-point instructions, including providing national information, cooperating with relevant countries to strictly urge North Korea to suspend launches, and making full preparations to deal with emergencies. Is included.
In addition, Kishida stressed that the use of ballistic missile technology to launch artificial satellites violates relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
North Korea launched military reconnaissance satellites on May 31 and August 24 this year, both of which ended in failure. It vowed to try again in October, but the launch ultimately did not launch in October.
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