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By Chikako Uchinami     Jun 29, 2014 in World
Tokyo - North Korea fired multiple ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning, says a news report from NHK World in Tokyo.
Japanese leaders have lodged a strong protest with the government of North Korea. The missiles were launched at around 5 a.m. Sunday near Wonsan on North Korea's eastern coast, Japanese Defense Minister Onodera told NHK. The missiles traveled up to 500 kilometers. Japanese officials are now working with counterparts in the United States and South Korea to collect and analyze information about the missiles
More information will be released as analysis continues, officials said.
Missile launches pose a grave threat to the safety of aircraft and vessels in the region. The threat posed by offensive missiles is one of the factors driving Japan to reinterpret Article 9. North Korean missiles are now capable of hitting targets in Canada and the United States. Freedom of action to protect friends and allies from offensive ballistic missiles is a key part of the new defense posture being adopted by Japan to ensure peace and stability in the region.
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