People in Seoul, South Korea, watch television reporting North Korea’s ballistic missile launch, September 25 – Photo: REUTERS
On the afternoon of September 29, the South Korean military and the Japanese coast guard simultaneously confirmed that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the East Sea.
Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the missile appeared to have landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
On September 28, also in the afternoon, the South Korean military said that North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the capital Pyongyang towards the east sea.
Earlier, on the morning of September 25, North Korea also launched a ballistic missile into the East Sea.
The launch took place as US Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Japan and South Korea. Ms. Harris arrived in Seoul on September 29 and will meet President Yoon Suk Yeol.
US Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss the US semiconductor law and promote tripartite cohesion when she visits Japan and South Korea. Ms. Harris is also scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) Panmunjom.