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DPRK fires missile over Japan

All broadcasters reported on North Korea’s test-launch of a medium-range ballistic missile on Tuesday morning, saying that the projectile flew over the Tohoku region before splashing down in the Pacific some 3,200 kilometers east of Iwate Prefecture. The impact point was outside Japan’s EEZ.  According to the defense ministry, the missile was fired from a platform located in the country’s….Read more

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Top U.S., Japanese diplomats confirm close coordination in responding to DPRK missile launch

NHK reported on a teleconference between Foreign Minister Hayashi and Secretary of State Blinken that was hastily arranged this morning following North Korea’s latest missile launch. They denounced the provocation as posing a grave and pressing threat to Japan and a clear and serious threat to the international community. They agreed to deepen bilateral and trilateral coordination with Seoul to….Read more

SECURITY

Admiral Aquilino joins Japan’s top general in denouncing DPRK missile test

NHK highlighted a meeting at the Defense Ministry this morning between Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command,  and SDF Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Gen. Yamazaki, during which they exchanged views on a host of security issues, including North Korea’s latest missile launch earlier in the day. At the outset of the session, the Japanese general called….Read more

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