09 June 2017

News Story: No immediate impact on Japan security from N. Korea missiles - gov't

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan does not view North Korea's launch Thursday morning of surface-to-ship missiles into the Sea of Japan as having an immediate impact on national security, the country's foreign minister said.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters there is nothing to suggest that Thursday's missiles reached Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Japan will work with the United States and South Korea to gather information and analyze the launch, he added.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said what appeared to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles were fired from the vicinity of North Korea's eastern coastal city of Wonsan and travelled about 200 kilometers before falling into the sea.

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