Japan: North Korea launched two ballistic missiles

TOKYO, Sep 30 (NHK) - Japan's Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu says North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles. Officials say this is the first time it's launched ballistic missiles two days in a row.

Hamada said, "North Korea's unprovoked escalation of provocations -- including this series of launches --threatens the peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community. It can absolutely not be tolerated."

Hamada said North Korea launched two ballistic missiles eastward from a site near its west coast.

He said both missiles are estimated to have flown about 300 kilometers at a maximum altitude of about 50 kilometers.

He also said they're estimated to have fallen outside Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. ...continue reading