The Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun

Chinese missiles drop within Japan’s EEZ

- The Yomiuri Shimbun

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Aug. 4 that China had

red 11 ballistic missiles as part of what Beijing calls “important military exercises,” which began on the day.

According to the Japanese government, ve of the missiles fell within Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the rst time.

Japan’s Defense Ministry said Tokyo had con rmed nine missile launches from three locations — inland China, Zhejiang Province and Fujian Province — between around 2:56 p.m. and 4:08 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Of these nine missiles, one from Zhejiang and four from Fujian came down inside Japan’s

EEZ south of Yonaguni Island in Yonaguni, Okinawa Prefecture. e closest to Japan landed about 80 kilometers north-northwest of Yonaguni Island.

No damage to aircra ships has been reported.

e four missiles launched from Fujian Province are believed to have passed over Taipei. (Aug. 6)

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