North Korean missile flew about 1,000 km

TOKYO, Nov 18 (NHK) - Japan's top government spokesperson says what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from near the west coast of the Korean Peninsula at around 10:14 a.m. on Friday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu added that the missile likely landed at around 11:23 a.m. inside Japan's exclusive economic zone, in waters about 200 kilometers west of Oshima-oshima in Hokkaido.

It is estimated to have reached a maximum altitude of around 6,000 kilometers and have flown about 1,000 kilometers.

Matsuno said no damage to vessels or aircraft has been reported so far.

He also said Japan did not intercept the missile. ...continue reading

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