Officials say no threat to Hawaii after North Korean missile launch prompts alert in Japan
By Star-Advertiser staff and news reports
Oct. 3, 2022
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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.
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.