North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 / Getty Images

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North Korea on Tuesday morning Pyongyang time fired a ballistic missile that passed over Japan in its flight path, according to the South Korean military.

The missile was fired from near Pyongyang and flew east, the New York Times reported. It passed over Hokkaido island in northern Japan.

North Korea has now fired two ballistic missiles in the last four days. It also fired three short-range missiles on Saturday, escalating the Kim regime's defiance of international sanctions and President Donald Trump's warnings.

The Japanese government texted citizens shortly after the missile was detected, advising them to take protective cover. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to reporters before entering an emergency meeting.

"We will make the utmost efforts to firmly protect the lives of the people," he said.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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