- Title: Japan's PM says no impact to national security from North Korean missiles
- Date: 31st July 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (FILE) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE SIGN READING (Japanese and English): "PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE"
- Embargoed: 14th August 2019 03:08
- Keywords: Japan Shinzo Abe North Korea missiles security
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002AQ3XLXJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that there was no impact on Japan's security following North Korea's latest launch of short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday (July 31).
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two other missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills.
The latest launches were from the Hodo peninsula on North Korea's east coast, the same area from where last week's were conducted, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement. It said it was monitoring in case of additional launches.
Abe told reporters that Japan will continue to work with the United States and its allies over the situation in the region.
(Production: Kwiyeon Ha)
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