North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
October 4, 2022 - North Korea has fired a missile over Japan for the first time in five years. The Hwasong-12 launch is the fifth in 10 days, following military exercises by the U.S., South Korea, and Japan.
It was the first North Korean missile to follow such a trajectory since 2017, and its estimated 4,600 km range may have been the longest distance travelled for a North Korean test flight, which are often “lofted”higher into space to avoid flying over neighbouring countries, according to Reuters.
The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover and temporarily suspended some train services in the northern part of the country while the missile passed over its territory before falling into the Pacific Ocean, Reuters said.