PM Kishida Checks The Impact Of Damage To North Korean Baltic Missiles Crossing Japan's Sky

JAKARTA - Japan does not want to take North Korea's actions lightly, which have released ballistic missiles and crossed their sky. PM Fumio Kishida requested that all the damage that could be caused by the missile be obtained immediately.

"Quick confirmation if any damage occurs due to falling objects, emphasizes the area along the missile path," the Japanese PM news agency said as quoted from its official website, Tuesday, October 4.

Japan is also still gathering and analyzing information comprehensively, including regarding future North Korea's possible actions.

In addition, Japan is also increasingly communicating with the United States and South Korea to be able to respond to North Korea's actions.

"Continue to engage in the necessary responses in a timely and precise manner, in collaboration with the United States, the Republic of Korea, and other relevant countries," he said.

North Korea had previously just fired ballistic missiles at Japan for the first time in five years. Tokyo called on its citizens to take cover and temporarily suspend rail services in the northern region.

The Japanese government warned its citizens to take cover when the missile appeared to have flown past its territory before falling into the Pacific Sea.

Tokyo said it did not use any defensive measures to destroy the missile, the first to pass or pass through Japan from North Korea since 2017.

"North Korea's actions include repeated ballistic missile launches, threatening peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community, and pose serious challenges to the entire international community, including Japan," Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said at a brief news conference. October 4.

Speaking to reporters shortly after, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called North Korea's actions barbaric, ensuring his government would continue to gather and analyze information.

TV Economy, citing unnamed government sources, said North Korea may have fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and crashed into the sea about 3,000 km (1,860 miles) from Japan.

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