comscore Officials say no threat to Hawaii after North Korean missile launch prompts alert in Japan
Top News

Officials say no threat to Hawaii after North Korean missile launch prompts alert in Japan

  • KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY VIA AP / SEPT. 8
                                North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech during a parliament in Pyongyang, North Korea last month. North Korea today fired a ballistic missile over Japan, its neighbors said, escalating tests of weapons designed to strike key targets in regional U.S. allies amid stalled nuclear diplomacy.

    KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY VIA AP / SEPT. 8

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech during a parliament in Pyongyang, North Korea last month. North Korea today fired a ballistic missile over Japan, its neighbors said, escalating tests of weapons designed to strike key targets in regional U.S. allies amid stalled nuclear diplomacy.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea’s missile launch with file imagery is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul Saturday. Another North Korean launch today also fell harmlessly into the sea, but prompted a brief alert in Japan and a tweet in Hawaii assuring the public that there was no threat to the islands.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea’s missile launch with file imagery is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul Saturday. Another North Korean launch today also fell harmlessly into the sea, but prompted a brief alert in Japan and a tweet in Hawaii assuring the public that there was no threat to the islands.

  • KYODO NEWS VIA AP
                                Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, center, arrives at the prime minister’s office Tuesday, in Tokyo after North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward Japan’s eastern waters.

    KYODO NEWS VIA AP

    Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, center, arrives at the prime minister’s office Tuesday, in Tokyo after North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward Japan’s eastern waters.

The missile splashed down in waters to the east of Japan, and was the latest in a recent string of missile launches from North Korea. Read more

Scroll Up