The Japanese Ministry of Defense believes the projectile could be a ballistic missile, the country’s coast guard told CNN. The Ministry of Defense also tweeted that a “possible ballistic missile was launched from North Korea” on Saturday.
The Japanese coast guard said the object fell into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, at 2:25 p.m. local time.
North Korea has stepped up its missile testing program rapidly this year; Saturday’s projectile marks the country’s 14th missile launch in 2022 so far, including one that is presumed to have failed in mid-March.
By comparison, it conducted only four tests in 2020, and eight in 2021.
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