Fox News reported on Monday that North Korea launched a missile over Japan after Vice President Kamala Harris made a visit to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
According to the Daily Wire, Japan’s government responded by instructing its citizens to “shelter immediately.”
U.S. embassy echoes warning
That warning was confirmed by journalist David Ingles, who tweeted, “JUST IN: Japan is warning residents to take shelter from a missile from North Korea. Japan says North Korea may have fired a missile. Separately, South Korea’s Yonhap News report North fired a ballistic missile.”
JUST IN: Japan is warning residents to take shelter from a missile from North Korea. Japan says North Korea may have fired a missile.
Separately, South Korea’s Yonhap News report North fired a ballistic missile.
— David Ingles (@DavidInglesTV) October 3, 2022
Meanwhile, the United States’ embassy in Tokyo put out a tweet of its own in which it echoed the Japanese government’s warning.
ALERT: The Japanese government is warning that North Korea appears to have launched at least one ballistic missile. There’s a possibility it’s heading toward Japan. The government is urging everyone in the country to monitor news media. pic.twitter.com/pgoZaCMMsz
— U.S. Embassy Tokyo, ACS (@ACSTokyo) October 3, 2022
The Daily Wire noted that after passing over Japan, the North Korean missile continued on into the Pacific, marking the fifth time that North Korea has conducted such a launch in 10 days.
U.S. 7th Fleet enters
This latest missile incident came less than a week after the U.S. 7th Fleet announced it would be conducting joint exercises with allied militaries in the region.
“The U.S. Navy, Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted a trilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise in seas in the vicinity of Korea and Japan,” the statement read.
“Exercises such as this strengthen a trilateral relationship between Japan, Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States that is forward-leaning, reflective of our shared values, and resolute against those who challenge regional stability,” it added.
Rear Adm. Michael Donnelly serves as commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, and he was quoted as saying, “We all share common maritime strategy interests and challenges, and are truly stronger when we sail and operate together.”
“The ROK Navy and JMSDF are maritime forces we always benefit from working closely with, and we look forward to more opportunities for operations at sea that deepen our relationship and capabilities,” Donnelly stressed.