A Meeting of the Japanese National Security Council Has Been Called
By Will Worley
North Korea has fired an an intercontinental ballistic missile which may have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), according to the country's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The zone reaches 200 nautical miles from the country's coast. Mr Abe has called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.
"I have received information that North Korea once again conducted a missile firing," Mr Abe said. "We will immediately analyze information and do our utmost to protect the safety of the Japanese people."
He called on the US, South Korea, Russia and China to increase pressure on the secretive state over its missile launches, which have defied international rulings.
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Source: The Independent