Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed the responsible ministries to analyze in detail the situation in connection with a possible missile launch by the DPRK and inform people in a timely manner and in detail. RIA Novosti reports.
According to the order, the relevant departments will analyze the safety of air and maritime transport links, and will also take “all necessary measures in case of unforeseen circumstances,” the head of the Japanese government said during a press conference broadcast by NHK.
Earlier, the South Korean newspaper Renhap, citing the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the country, reported that the DPRK had launched an unidentified shell towards the Sea of Japan. Presumably, a ballistic missile was fired. Later, a source in the Japanese government said that the missile launched by the DPRK fell outside the exclusive economic zone of Japan; there were no reports of damage to ships or aircraft.