Japanese government spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno said no damage was reported from the missile, which landed within Japans exclusive economic zone, about 125 miles west of Oshima island. Oshima lies off the western coast of the northernmost main island of Hokkaido

North Koreas Foreign Ministry on Friday threatened with unprecedently strong action against its rivals, after South Korea announced a series of military exercises with the United States aimed at sharpening their response to the Norths growing threats.

While the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the launch did not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel, territory, or its allies, the White House National Security Council said it needlessly raises tensions and risks destabilizing the security situation in the region.


It only demonstrates that the DPRK continues to prioritize its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs over the well-being of its people, it said, calling it a flagrant violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.

The office of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said his national security director, Kim Sung-han, presided over an emergency security meeting that accused the North of escalating regional tensions. It denounced North Korea for accelerating its nuclear arms development despite signs of worsening economic problems and food insecurity, saying such actions would bring only tougher international sanctions.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tokyo was closely communicating with Washington and Seoul over the launch, which he called an act of violence that escalates provocation toward the international order.