North Korea fires apparent ballistic missile, Japanese Defense Ministry says

Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missiles take part in a nighttime military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army in Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26,

SEOUL – North Korea launched a projectile toward the Sea of Japan on Saturday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. In Tokyo, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Saturday afternoon that North Korea fired what appears to be a ballistic missile,

According to a senior Defense Ministry official, the projectile landed in waters outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. No damage has been reported, the official said.