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North Korea fires what may be ballistic missile: Japan gov’t

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TOKYO – North Korea fired what may be a ballistic missile on Sunday, the Japanese government said, days after Japanese and South Korean leaders demonstrated the two countries’ improving ties.

The projectile appears to have fallen outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, and there were no reports of damage, according to a Japanese government source.

The South Korean military said North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile from a location in the northwest.

North Korea on Thursday test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, just hours before a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Tokyo.

During the summit, Kishida and Yoon agreed to strengthen security cooperation bilaterally as well as trilaterally with the United States in the face of a series of North Korean missile tests.

The United States and South Korea have also been conducting a joint military exercise for 11 days from Monday, their first large-scale springtime joint military drill in five years.

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