North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, Japan’s defense ministry says

Tokyo, Japan

North Korea on Sunday launched a “suspected ballistic missile,” Japan’s Ministry of Protection reported.

The information follows a flurry of missile assessments by North Korea, together with the launch of a long-range ballistic missile on Thursday as leaders from South Korea and Japan met in Tokyo.

The Japan Coast Guard stated in an announcement revealed at 11:20 a.m. native time that the missile launched on Sunday appeared to have landed.

It cautioned all vessels to await additional info; to not method fallen objects; and to report something suspicious.