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North Korea Fires Missile Right Across Japan

Analysts believe the missile was a Hwasong-12, which the North Korean regime rolled out in a military parade in January. The missile was fired from near its border with China. It is estimated to have taken 22 minutes to fly 2,800 miles on a path directly over northern Japan before crashing into the sea.

It has been reported that residents of coastal communities in northern Japan were woken on Tuesday by sirens and warnings telling them to prepare to evacuate their homes.
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida condemned the act and quickly convened his country’s National Security Council.

The Hwasong-12 appears to be North Korea’s longest-range missile launch to date and puts major U.S. military bases in the region within easy range.
This has been the first such alert for Japanese residents since 2017 when North Korea fired intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missiles twice over Japan in a span of a few weeks.

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