South Korea’s military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile Friday from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean.
The missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang’s international airport that travelled about 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) while reaching a maximum height of 770 kilometres (478 miles).
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denounced North Korea’s latest launch, saying he was conveying “strong anger” on behalf of the Japanese people.
Suga said Japan “will not tolerate the repeated and excessive provocations.”
North Korea’s latest missile launch came days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions over the nuclear test.