North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile in first launch of 2022

North Korea's suspected missile flew about 500km: Japan's defence chief

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By Reuters

Published: Wed 5 Jan 2022, 6:30 AM

Last updated: Wed 5 Jan 2022, 6:34 AM

Japan's defence minister said on Wednesday that North Korea's suspected ballistic missile had flown about 500 kilometres.

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, authorities in the region reported, underscoring leader Kim Jong Un's New Year vow to bolster the military to counter an unstable international situation.

The projectile landed outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japan's defence minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters

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