Japan Has Another Close Call With A North Korean Missile
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.By Ryan Biek | August 3, 2016
According to the U.S. Strategic Command, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday morning local time — one of them landed close to Japan.
One missile exploded shortly after launch, but the other landed roughly 150 miles west of Japan, crashing into its exclusive economic zone in the sea.
North Korea hasn't sent a missile that close to Japan since 1998, when one flew over the country and landed about 200 miles to its east.