- Title: The latest North Korean missile test worries Tokyo
- Date: 29th May 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (MAY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING ON THE STREET OF TOKYO (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 70 YEAR-OLD RESIDENT OF TOKYO, HATSUE TANAKA, SAYING: "I think it (North Korea's missile launch) must be scary for people in the coastal area of the Sea of Japan. There are ships there as well. I'm living on this side (in Tokyo), but even then, I'm frightened." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING ON THE STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 39 YEAR-OLD TOKYO RESIDENT, NAOKO MOCHIZUKI, SAYING: "My apartment distributed a sheet of paper instructing what to do if a missile hits Tokyo, which I read with my children. I'm a little concerned." (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 54 YEAR-OLD TOKYO RESIDENT, HIROSHI YAMABE, SAYING: "The (missile launches) have recently become more frequent, which has made me wonder 'what is North Korea thinking?' I don't know what they are thinking." PEOPLE CROSSING THE STREET POLICE ON THE STREET
- Embargoed: 12th June 2017 03:22
- Keywords: Japan missiles North Korea Tokyo
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IW51S7
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- Story Text:Residents of Tokyo expressed their concerns after North Korea fired what appeared to be a short-range ballistic missile on Monday (May 29).
The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile which appeared to have flown about 450 km (280 miles) and landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone.
Many in Tokyo were worried that missiles would impact on not only the coastal area of the Sea of Japan, but also on Tokyo.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed action along with other nations to deter Pyongyang's repeated provocations defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.
North Korea last test-fired a ballistic missile on May 21 off its east coast and on Sunday (May 28) said it had tested a new anti-aircraft weapon supervised by leader Kim Jong Un.
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