North Korea continues to perpetuate fear in the pacific; this time, forcing Japan to be on edge.
Japan has administered it’s military forces and calls for a “high-alert” warning — after North Korea purportedly motioned for a missile launch towards one of it’s closest neighbors.
The Sea of Japan was decorated with naval ships, including naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries Monday morning, anticipating the worst. Tensions have been high in the region since North Korea’s fourth nuclear weapons demonstration last January — accompanied by a slew of satellite launches, and various other missile launches.
The North Korean rocket in question has been assumed to be an intermediate-range Musudan Missile with a radius of about 4000km. Such a rocket could very well permeate South Korea, Japan, and many other countries. The tests that were conducted by North Korea prompted immediate action by the United Nations, including stricter sanctions on the country.
This has been the second time that Japan has imposed high-level warnings in regards to North Korean missile tests this year.
South Korea has remained vigilant on the matter, with officials stating that they are “fully prepared” for any conflict.