North Korea fires mis­sile over Ja­pan in ag­gres­sive test

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a bal­lis­tic mis­sile from its cap­i­tal Py­ongyang that flew over Ja­pan be­fore plung­ing into the north­ern Pa­cific Ocean, of­fi­cials said Tues­day, an ag­gres­sive test-flight over the ter­ri­tory of a close U.S. ally that sends a clear mes­sage of de­fi­ance as Wash­ing­ton and Seoul con­duct war games nearby.

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the mis­sile trav­eled about 1,677 miles and reached a max­i­mum height of 341 miles as it flew over the north­ern Ja­panese is­land of Hokkaido. The launch, which ap­pears to be the first to cross over Ja­pan since 2009, will rat­tle a re­gion wor­ried that each new mis­sile test puts the North a step closer to its goal of an arse­nal of nu­clear mis­siles that can

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