SEOUL/TOKYO (Kyodo) -- North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Sunday afternoon which apparently fell into the sea outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, the Japanese government said.
The South Korean military said the missile was launched around 4:59 p.m. Japan time from a site in the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do, South Pyeongan Province. The missile appeared to not be an intercontinental ballistic missile, they said.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government issued a protest to North Korea. No damage has been so far reported following the launch, he said.
The latest North Korean missile launch in defiance of international warnings followed another on May 14 that fell into the Sea of Japan.
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