A missile launch by North Korea caused panic in Japan
Just after launch, warnings were blaring in the Hokkaido region of Japan. That said, the missile did not land near Japan, and the alert was ended.
This was beleived to be the 27th time North Korea has fired missiles this year.
The projectile flew about 1,000 km (620 miles).
Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said this was a “grave and imminent threat” to the security of Japan.
Reports have also emerged that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to adopt a “more practical and offensive” manner.