The Japanese government officials have indicated that a missile launched by North Korea that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido at 5:58 am. NHK News of Japan has reported that the missile passed over Japan and it has been considered a warning to the people in Northern Japan to take essential safety measures. The officials have mentioned that 3 missiles were fired, but it wasn’t clear if all of them were headed toward the same track. Japanese officials also indicated that one of the missiles blasted into 3 pieces before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean. The military officials of South Korea also confirmed the reports of launching missiles and said that it flew for 1,677 miles at a maximum altitude of 341 miles.
A number of prefectures in Japan were reportedly put on alert after recent tension. Shortly after launching missiles by North Korea, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe said that Japan will take utmost efforts to protect its people. Abe also discussed the incident with the U.S President Donald Trump in a phone call. Both agreed to increase pressure on North Korea regarding the missile launch. Trump also confirmed that the United States is 100% with Japan and U.S will support any defense effort from Japan. The Yonhap News reported that the President of South Korea Moon Jae-in also ordered a military show of overwhelming force in response to the actions of North Korea and 4 South Korean F-15K fighter jets were flew to drop 8 bombs at a simulated target.