North Korea has again fired a missile, that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido, far out into the Pacific Ocean early on Friday.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, says the missile launch is a serious provocation that has increased tensions over the region.
Tokyo residents also expressed fear that the missiles may fall on Japan if they are fired in that direction.
The missile reached an altitude of about 770 km and flew for about 19 minutes, over a distance of about 3,700 km.
According to South Korea’s military, the missile is far enough to reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.