Bemidji Pioneer: North Korean missile flies over Japan
August 29, 2017
TOKYO - North Korea launched a ballistic missile Tuesday morning that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK reported. The government issued an alert for residents in some prefectures to take cover.
Although North Korea has sent a missile over Japan once before - in 1998 - this launch comes at a time of heightened tensions. Pyongyang has been threatening to fire a missile over Japan and into the waters around the American territory of Guam.