fired a missile late Tuesday. "Missile launch. Missile launch.
It appears that the missile was launched from North Korea. Please evacuate inside the building or underground," the office of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said via X. Later the Japanese government lifted that evacuation warning for residents in the southern region of Okinawa late Tuesday after a missile from North Korea passed over.
"Missile passed. Missile passed. The missile is believed to have passed into the Pacific Ocean around 22:55 (1355 GMT).
The call for evacuation is being cancelled," the office of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said via X. North Korea on Tuesday made an apparent third attempt to place a military spy satellite into orbit, South Korea's military said. The launch marks the latest demonstration of North Korea's determination to build a space-based surveillance system during protracted tensions with the United States.
The launch came earlier than expected, as North Korea had on Tuesday informed Japan that it would launch a satellite between Wednesday and December 1. It wasn’t immediately known whether the launch was successful. But it is certain to invite strong condemnation from the United States and its partners because the U.N.
bans North Korea from conducting satellite launches, calling them covers for tests of missile technology. No further details were immediately available from Seoul, but Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office initially issued a J-Alert missile warning for Okinawa late Tuesday, saying North Korea fired a possible missile. It urged residents to take shelter inside buildings or underground.Read more on livemint.com