North Korea fires missiles over Japan!?


Japan is on alert because of missiles

Hayden Lockman, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, October 4th, in the morning at 7:30, the people of Japan woke up to alarms buzzing from cell phones, radios and public speakers across the northern part of Japan. For over a year now, North Korea has tested 23 weapons since January. The missile on Tuesday was the fifth missile that week; the last time North Korea tested a missile that went over Japan was in 2017.

 In the article, it claims “Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called Tuesday’s launch ‘outrageous,’ and said Japan strongly protested the action. The South Korean President also promised a resolute response.” Tuesday’s missile launch by North Korea was the latest in a series of recent events that have ramped  up the tension between Pyongyang and the U.S. and its East Asian allies. Just last week, South Korea, U.S. and Japan held their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast. 

In the article, it says, “Those tensions led to unprecedented summits between then-President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 and 2019 over the North’s nuclear ambitions.” In South Korea, a new conservative government took place in May and they were raising concerns over potential cycles of escalation and counter-escalation. This also includes many more missile tests in North Korea. A lot of people may be asking how Japan will stop the missiles from North Korea. Well, the answer may not be what you thought. Noboru Yamaguchi, a professor of international relations at the International University of Japan said “We should not directly react. We have to be calm.” If they fought back with North Korea, it would have resulted in something way worse.