The head of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force has described the simultaneous launches of 4 ballistic missiles by North Korea as a threat to Japan and its neighbors.
The 4 missiles fired from North Korea’s west coast on Monday flew about 1,000 kilometers toward the Sea of Japan. 3 of them are believed to have landed inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
MSDF Chief of Staff Yutaka Murakawa said on Tuesday that North Korea has launched a number of missiles since last year, and their capability is believed to be improving with every new launch.
He stressed the need for Japan to share information with the US and South Korea and to continue to keep an eye on developments.
Source and image: NHK