The Japanese government issued an emergency warning today as a North Korean medium-range ballistic missile headed for the sea off the eastern coast of Northern Japan. It passed over Northern Japan. The Japanese military did not to shoot it down.
Multiple missiles might have been fired off.
This is as the South Korean and U.S. military engaged in annual joint exercises.
Warnings were issued for Hokkaido, Tohoku … more …. alert issued for Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata and Nagano prefectures.
This type of missile and the direction it was flown does present a threat to Guam.
People were told to take shelter in solid buildings or underground shelters.
— Chiho komoriya (@Chihokomoriya) August 28, 2017
The missile passed over Hokkaido at 6:06 a.m. Japan time. They are 13 hours ahead of New York.
JPY has fallen 50 or so points (yen buying)
I woke up with a Siren and an announcement that North Korea launched a missile that would possibly hit cities within Hokkaido. pic.twitter.com/RGiflzTqJT
— Joe (@jtnarsico) August 28, 2017
Former ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton discussed North Korean diplomacy on Sunday.