A ballistic missile was launched by North Korea that flew over Hokkaido, the northern Japanese island, the utmost bold incitement of five-year-long rule of Kim Jong Un and one that will reignite tensions between Pyongyang and the outer world.
In particular, the launch poses a further challenge to US President Donald Trump, who has made North Korea a favorite rhetorical objective.
The prime minister of Japan was noticeably distressed by North Korea's actions. After an emergency National Security Council meeting Shinzo Abe said, "The launch of a missile and then flying it over our nation was an irresponsible act, and it signifies a severe threat without precedent to Japan."
Soon, sending emergency alerts through cell phones and over loud speakers just after 6 a.m. local time, Japan's advanced missile response system oscillated into action warning people on the possible flight path of the danger and directing them to take cover.