North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan

Following Up Post from last night: Looks Like On My Knees Again 

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan as Tokyo urges residents to EVACUATE amid growing fears of war between the US, South Korea and Kim Jong-Un's deranged regime 

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in the northern part of the country. The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have flown over and past its territory before falling into the Pacific ocean. It said it did not use any defence measures to destroy the missile, which was the first to fly over or past Japan from North Korea since 2017. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida condemned the launch and called North Korea's actions 'barbaric.' He noted that the government would continue to gather and analyse information. The launch is the latest weapons test by North Korea in an apparent response to military drills between South Korea and the United States. North Korea views such drills as an invasion rehearsal, though Seoul and Washington say they are defensive in nature. Speaking to reporters shortly after the launch Mr Kishida said: 'A ballistic missile is believed to have passed over our country and fallen in the Pacific Ocean. 'This is an act of violence following recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles. We strongly condemn this.' Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan's top government spokesperson, held a brief news conference early Tuesday, alleging Pyongyang's launches 'threatens peace and security.' 'North Korea's series of actions, including its repeated ballistic missile launches, threatens the peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community, and poses a serious challenge to the entire international community, including Japan,' he said. The launch had prompted an evacuation warning across Japan. 'North Korea appears to have launched a missile,' the Japanese government said in an alert issued on Tuesday at 7.29am local time. 'Please evacuate into buildings or underground.' Source