North Korea tests intercontinental ballistic missile: Japan is on alert

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes & Nathan Williams, Tokyo

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It has been announced that North Korea has launched a medium-range ballistic missile over Japan.

Due to the missile test, residents of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido were asked to hide in shelters and some train services were cancelled.

At 07:29 am local time, the Japanese government warned “North Korea appears to have launched a missile. Please hide in the bunkers”.