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    North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan. Air raid sirens going off in Toyko

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    Japan orders citizens to take shelter 'underground' after 'North Korea launches missile'

    The government urged everyone in the country to find refuge either underground or in a building but the rocket has now been reported as having flown over and into the Pacific Ocean

    ByDimitris KouimtsidisOvernight EditorDavid FlettReporter

    23:41, 3 OCT 2022UPDATED01:02, 4 OCT 2022

    The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean
    The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean

    Japanese citizens were ordered to seek shelter underground or in buildings after North Korea fired a missile off its east coast on Tuesday (October 4).

    The rocket now appears to have flown over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, according to NHK reports.

    The launch was confirmed by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff with Japan's government then swiftly warning the country's residents to take cover.

    READ MORE: North Korea launches 'suspected ballistic missile' towards Sea of Japan

    An emergency tweet by Ishikari City, Hokkaido, repeatedly ordered people to take cover, reading: "Civil Protection Information October 04, 07:27 announced missile launch.

    "The missile is believed to have been launched from North Korea. Evacuate inside a building or underground. Missile launch. Missile launch. The missile is believed to have been launched from North Korea. Evacuate inside a building or underground."

    Reuters - N.Korea fires missile over Japan, some residents warned to take cover

    FILE PHOTO: A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur

    Mon, October 3, 2022 at 6:35 PM∑4 min read
    SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) -Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan.

    The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have flown over and past its territory before falling into the Pacific Ocean. It said it did not use any defence measures to destroy the missile, which was the first to fly over or past Japan from North Korea since 2017.

    "North Korea's series of actions, including its repeated ballistic missile launches, threatens the peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community, and poses a serious challenge to the entire international community, including Japan," Japan's top government spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno, said in a brief news conference.

    Speaking to reporters shortly afterwards, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called North Korea's actions "barbaric", and said the government would continue to gather and analyse information.

    The launch over Japan was "unfortunate," Daniel Kritenbrink, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, said during an online event hosted by the Institute for Corean-American Studies.

    South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it appeared to have been an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) launched from North Korea's Jagang Province. North Korea has used that province to launch several recent tests, including multiple missiles that it claimed were "hypersonic."

    TV Asahi, citing an unnamed government source, said North Korea might have fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and it fell into the sea some 3,000 km (1,860 miles) from Japan.

    The test prompted East Japan Railway Co to suspend train operations in the northern regions, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. Matsuno said there were no reports of damage to aircraft or ships from the missile.


    North Korea's flurry of missile testing is helping make more of its weapons operational, develop new capabilities, and send a message that its weapons development is sovereign right that should be accepted by the world, analysts said.

    North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programmes are banned by United Nations Security Council resolutions, which have imposed sanctions on the country.

    Many of North Korea's ballistic missile tests are conducted on a "lofted trajectory," which sends them high into space but leads to an impact point not far from the launch site, avoiding over flights of its neighbours.

    Firing over or past Japan allows North Korea's scientists to test missiles under more realistic conditions, said Ankit Panda of the U.S.-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    "Compared to the usual highly lofted trajectory, this allows them to expose a long-range reentry vehicle to thermal loads and atmospheric reentry stresses that are more representative of the conditions they'd endure in real-world use," he said.

    "Politically, it's complicated: the missile largely flies outside of the atmosphere when it's over Japan, but it's obviously distressing to the Japanese public to receive warnings of a possible incoming North Korean missile."

    The latest launch was Pyongyang's fifth in 10 days, amid military muscle-flexing by the United States and South Korea, which conducted trilateral anti-submarine exercises last week with Japanese naval forces.

    South Korea staged its own show of advanced weaponry on Saturday to mark its Armed Forces Day, including multiple rocket launchers, ballistic missiles, main battle tanks, drones and F-35 fighters.

    The North has completed preparations for a nuclear test, which it might look to undertake sometime between China's Communist Party Congress this month and U.S. mid-term elections in November, South Korean lawmakers said last week.

    "So I guess the extremely sensitive period of the run-up to Xi Jinping's 20th Party Congress was not deemed sensitive enough in Pyongyang to prevent or at least delay this," John Delury of Seoul's Yonsei University, said of Tuesday's missile launch in a post on Twitter.

    (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Josh Smith in Seoul, and Chang-Ran Kim and Kantaro Komiya in Tokyo; Writing by Josh Smith; Editing by Leslie Adler, Chris Reese, Lincoln Feast and Gerry Doyle)
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 10-03-2022 at 06:36 PM.
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    Japan is just overreacting, the real target is probably Hawaii.
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    Is the U.S. Navy in the area? Sounds like just the thing to distract people from their act of war against Nordstrom.
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    Just remember: duck and cover.... duck and cover...

    Psalm 35:7-10, Psalm 109, Isaiah 13:9

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    Got a cousin that lives in Japan. Hopefully he's doing ok.
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