North Korea missile an “unprecedented threat” to Japan

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North Korea tested new ballistic missile
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Japan is under an  “unprecedented threat”, says country’s prime minister following North Korea’s missile test over Northern Japan.

The ballistic missle, which was launched on Tuesday, crashed into the sea but it flew over Japan’s Hokkaido island.

The security council of United Nations is expected to call an emergency meeting in its response. The troubled nation recently carried out a flurry of missile test, but for the first time, it has fired what is thought to be a type of ballistic rocket over Japan.

Previously, there were two occasions when North Korea’s missile crossed Japan, back in 1998 and 2009, but the country said they were carrying out a satellite launch, not a missile.