One of the four ballistic missiles simultaneously fired by North Korea on Monday landed in the Sea of Japan about 200 kilometers north of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said Thursday.
The government is staying increasingly alert because the location is believed to be the closest any North Korean missile has ever come to the four main islands of Japan.
Speaking to the House of Representatives Security Committee on Thursday, Inada said the four missiles fell in waters about 200 kilometers to 450 kilometers north of the peninsula.
The Defense Ministry previously announced on Monday that the four missiles had landed in waters about 300 kilometers to 350 kilometers west of the Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture, with three of them landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
According to the ministry, one of the three missiles simultaneously launched by North Korea in September last year landed in waters about 200 kilometers from Hokkaido’s Okushiri Island, with the two others falling in waters about 250 kilometers from the island.
Source: The Japan News