North Korea fired a missile from near Pyongyang that flew over Japan and toward the Pacific Ocean, South Korea said Friday.
Japan's public broadcaster NHK said "The government is advising people to stay away from anything that could be missile debris."
Citing the Japanese government, NHK added that the missile landed in the ocean about 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo in Hokkaido at around 7:16 a.m. Local time.
The launch comes just hours after the rogue nation threatened to "Sink" Japan and reduce the US mainland into "Ash and darkness" in North Korean state media. The threat came in response to the United Nations Security Council's unanimous approval of additional sanctions on North Korea. Ref. CNN.
I still don't know how we let this get this far. Over and over we have tried diplomacy with this rogue state and each time they have spit in our face. Eventually it's time to try another approach.
Japan may want to start testing their own missiles (If they are allowed to have them) because one of those North Korea ICBMs is going to land in their territory and it isn't going to be pretty.
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A pause from Japan vs North Korea to share infobreak from one historian to you:
Today is: 22nd April (GMT), in history on the 22nd of April, 1884 AD the following birth happened:
Armas Emmanuel Launis: Composer