North Korea fires missile over Japan's territory, reports say

00:40, 29 August 2017
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The Japanese government has earlier warned that a North Korean missile is headed toward the Tohoku region at the northern end of the country, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK, CNBC News reported.


NHK also reported that Japan took no action to shoot down the projectile, according to CNBC.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that it appeared that a ballistic missile was fired and that it flew over the country.

South Korea's Yonhap, citing the military, said that Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile which flew through Japan's airspace.

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NHK said that the government has urged people in Tohoku to take refuge in solid buildings or underground shelters.

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