Japan Warns Residents to Take Cover From North Korean Missile Threat

TOKYO (Reuters) —
A test of North Korea’s new solid-fuel engines for an intermediate ballistic missile is conducted in this picture released by the Korean Central News Agency last week. (KCNA via REUTERS)

The Japanese government issued an emergency warning on Tuesday for residents in the south to take cover from the possible threat of a North Korean missile.

Japan said over its J-Alert broadcasting system that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile, sending out the warning to residents in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

North Korea had earlier in the day notified Japan that it plans to launch a satellite, in what Tokyo and Seoul said could be a third attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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