North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

The missile launch did not pose a threat to North America but flew over Japan and landed in the ocean, the Department of Defense confirmed Monday.
1:11 | 08/29/17

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Transcript for North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan
We turn now to that latest provocative missile launch by North Korea, the ballistic missile flying right over Japan. The Japanese government taking this very seriously, warning people to take cover. Chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz has much more on this from Washington. Martha, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. This was not only a provocative missile launch by North Korea, it was very frightening for Japanese citizens, they heard blaring sirens and got text alerts on their phones at dawn telling them to shelter in sturd DI buildings or underground because the government was so concerned about the possibility of an imminent attack and while we have seen Kim Jong-un gleefully launching missiles into the sea of Japan, this is the first time that this north Korean leader has launched a missile over Japan traveling over the northern Japanese island of hokkaido. In response, south Korean fighter jets staged a live bombing drill. They also released video of their own missile test, which was conducted last week. Now, Japan's prime minister shinzo Abe spoke by phone to president trump, both agreed the U.S. And Japan must increase pressure on North Korea, Amy. All right, Martha Raddatz in Washington.

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