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North Korea fires missile over Japan

Japanese Government activated the J-Alert system in several northern regions so that citizens could seek shelter
Photo: REUTERS
14/09/2017
19:26
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Today, North Korea launched an unidentified missile from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, toward the eastern direction, South Korea’s military said.

Japanese Government activated the J-Alert System in several northern regions so that citizens could seek shelter.

According to the Japanese Government, the missile flew over Hokkaido Island and fell 1,243 miles (2,000 kilometers) from Cape Erimo at the south of the Hidaka Mountain Range.

The South Korean and U.S. militaries are analyzing details of the launch, the South’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

According to REUTERS, the dollar sank over half a yen to as deep as JPY$ 109.55 yen in a blink, before rebounding to JPY$ 110.01 following the launch report.

South Korean Government scheduled a National Security Council meeting to discuss the launch.

The launch comes a day after North Korea threatened to “reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness,” for supporting a United Nation Security Council resolution after the last Pyongyang atomic test.

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