The government had said the four missiles fell into the Sea of Japan between 300 and 350 kilometers west of Oga Peninsula, northern Japan. 3 fell within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
A detailed analysis after sharing data with the United States and South Korea projected that one missile fell into waters 200 kilometers north-northwest of Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan.
The analysis has also determined that the 4 missiles likely went down some 80 kilometers apart from one another to form a straight line stretching north to south.
The findings pointing to the North’s improved missile technology have heightened the state of alert among members of the Japanese government.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch brought a new level of threat to the country.
The government plans to strengthen its missile defense system and study ways to promptly provide information to the people.
Source and image: NHK
Join the Conversation