North Korea launched two missiles on Monday morning, according to Japan’s Defense Ministry. The ministry said the missiles did not enter Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The missiles were fired from near the west coast of North Korea and flew northeast for about 350 kilometers before landing in the sea outside Japan’s EEZ. The ministry said the missiles may have had irregular flight paths and did not cause any damage to aircraft or ships.
This is the eighth time this year that North Korea has tested what could be ballistic missiles, and the eleventh time if cruise missiles are included. The last test was on March 19.
Japan’s Defense Ministry is collecting more information and monitoring the situation.