HomeNewsDiplomatic NewsJapan’s response to North Korean Missile Tests

Japan’s response to North Korean Missile Tests


Tokyo, 24 March 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, has issued instructions in response to North Korean missile tests. The instructions came on March 24.

In this regard, the instructions emphasized maximum efforts to analyze information. Furthermore, it highlighted ensuring the safety of aircraft, vessels, and other infrastructure.

Moreover, it stressed the need for public safety. The Prime Minister of Japan has also emphasized taking all precautions including preparedness for contingencies. Along these lines, Japan and US have condemned the banned missile test.

North Korean Missile Launch

North Korea has fired its first ICBM where the missile flew to an altitude of 6000 kilometers and covered a distance of 1080 kilometers. The flight time of the missile consisted of 71 minutes before falling into the Japanese water.

As per reports of the Defense Ministry of Japan, this is the eleventh test of this year. The last test occurred on March 16.

Accordingly, the Vice Defense Minister of Japan, Makoto Oniki, remarked that this test used a new kind of ICBM. In addition to that, he stated that this test can target the US mainland.

Similarly, On March 16, North Korea launched the banned intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs). According to the officials of Japan, the missile flew 1100 km and remained in air for over an hour. In addition to that, it fell in Japanese water.

It is pertinent to note that ICBMs are designed to deliver nuclear weapons. Similarly, this missile launch has extended the strike range of North Korea even to reach the US.

Currently, the North Korean government has been involved in various missile tests. However, the recent test is more powerful than the previous ones.

Response of US

Earlier this month, US Defense Department said that North Korea could test an ICBM system. In the same vein, the US Indo-Pacific Command announced that the US has increased “intelligence, readiness and surveillance collection activities” to counter the growing capabilities of North Korea.

In this matter, the command stated they have “ordered intensified Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance collection activities in the Yellow Sea, as well as enhanced readiness among our ballistic missile defense forces in the region.”



Tahira Khan
Tahira Khanhttps://thediplomaticinsight.com
MPhil Scholar at Centre of South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Follow us


Most Popular