[Tokyo/Seoul 4th Reuters] – On the morning of the four, North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years. The missile passed over Aomori Prefecture and fell on the Pacific Ocean. Japan called on residents in some areas to evacuate. The Japanese government has analyzed that it was the longest flight distance in history and speculates that it may be the Hwasong-12 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM).
North Korea launches a ballistic missile over JP flight distance longest ever.
According to the Ministry of Defense, on the morning of the 4th, a ballistic missile was launched from North Korea, flew about 4,600 kilometers over the Tohoku region, and fell into the Pacific Ocean outside Japan’s EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). It is
It was the first time since September five years ago that North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan.
What we know so far about North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan
▽ Maximum altitude is about 1000 km, about 4600 km flight which is considered to be the longest so far
▽ Passing over Aomori Prefecture from around 7:28 to around 7:29
▽ Around 7:44, it is estimated that it fell outside Japan’s EEZ = exclusive economic zone about 3200 km east of Japan.
▽ IRBM = Presumed to be a missile with a range of medium-range ballistic missile class or higher
▽ Possibility of the same type as the medium-range ballistic missile “Hwasong-12” that has been launched four times so far
North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan, Prime Minister Kishida to telephone talks with President Biden of the United States
On the night of the 4th, Prime Minister Kishida responded to an interview with reporters at the prime minister’s official residence, saying, “The launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan on the morning of the 4th is an unforgivable and unforgivable act, and we will respond as soon as possible with the utmost caution.” We will try to
In addition, referring to the meeting held on the afternoon of the 4th with Commander Aquilino, the top commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, he explained, “We reconfirmed the strong intentions and cooperation between Japan and the U.S., and decided to conduct joint exercises.”
He also announced that he would hold a telephone talk with President Biden of the United States late on the evening of the 4th, once again strengthening cooperation between Japan and the United States. He indicated that he would confirm the policy of close cooperation between South Korea, Japan, the United States, and South Korea.
Trouble after J-alert information transmission in North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan
J-alert, which received a missile launch by North Korea on the morning of the 4th, was sent by the nationwide instantaneous warning system.
There was a series of troubles, such as being mistakenly sent to areas where there was no need to be vigilant, and hindering information transmission to residents in other areas.
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The government has compiled a response to the missile launch and made it public on the Cabinet Secretariat’s civil protection portal site.
First of all, when a missile is launched, the national government sends emergency information to each municipality with “J-Alert”, broadcasts a message with a special siren sound on the disaster prevention administrative radio, and informs the information by emergency early warning e-mail.
On the morning of the 4th, when the missile was launched around 7:22 am, emergency information was issued by J Alert around 27 minutes, and it is believed that it fell around 44 minutes. Ballistic missiles may arrive in a short amount of time, so prompt evacuation is important. North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan
Sending J-Alert by mistake to the islands of Tokyo in North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan
At a press conference in the afternoon, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said, “Information was conveyed to the effect that missiles were fired at nine towns and villages on the islands. The ministry and agency are currently investigating the cause,” he said.
On the other hand, he explained that he had received reports that there were problems in transmitting information to residents via disaster prevention administrative radio in a total of four. we would like to strive to provide prompt and accurate information for the safety and security of the public.” rice field.
Fire and Disaster Management Agency Obstacles in communicating information to residents in Hokkaido and Aomori North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications conducted a survey of the local governments to which J-Alert information was sent, and found that six cities & towns in Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture had trouble transmitting information to residents via disaster prevention administrative radio. announced.
The affected areas were Shinhidaka Town, Eniwa City, Teshio Town, and Rishiri Town in Hokkaido, and Aomori City and Hirakawa City in Aomori Prefecture. North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is investigating the details and the cause of the problem, such as the fact that the J-Alert information was received but not transmitted by the disaster prevention administrative radio.
According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the launch site was Jagang Province in northern North Korea. According to Japan’s Ministry of Defense, the launch time was around 7:22 a.m. After passing over Aomori Prefecture between 28 and 29 minutes, it is believed to have fallen outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) about 3,200 kilometers east of Japan around 12:44.
It was the first time since September 2017 that North Korea launches a ballistic missile in japan After detecting the launch, the Japanese government issued civil protection information and called on residents in some areas to evacuate. There was no information on damage, and the Self-Defense Forces did not take any demolition measures.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters, “This is an outrageous act following repeated ballistic missile launches, and I strongly condemn it.” Japan holds the National Security Council. According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno, who met again after that, he confirmed that he would take decisive measures against North Korea.
North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan. North Korea is believed to have launched the missile in a normal trajectory, rather than a lofted trajectory, which reduces flight distance by launching at a high angle. Ankit Panda, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said lofted trajectories are “longer exposed to the heat and stress of re-entry.” He said it was tested under more realistic conditions.
According to the Japanese government, the missile reached a maximum altitude of about 1,000 kilometers and flew about 4,600 kilometers. At the press conference, Defense Minister Seiichi Hamada said he believes the estimated distance from the point of launch to the point of impact was the longest ever.
Korea Yonhap News reported that the flight speed was Mach 17. The South Korean military also analyzes that it may have been an IRBM. North Korea launches a ballistic missile over Japan.
In addition, Japan-US Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Secretary of State Brinken had a telephone conversation. They agreed on close cooperation between Japan and the United States, and between Japan, the United States and South Korea. He also held high-level talks among the three countries, including South Korea, and confirmed that further measures would be taken at the UN Security Council.
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