North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Causes Tensions to Rise

North Korea fired a missile on Tuesday that landed too close for comfort near the coast of Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been fighting hard the last few months to keep tensions down with North Korea, and they have been advocating for a peaceful agreement of some kind to stop missile testing. However, this test shows Japan that North Korea is not taking a peaceful stance on possible war.

North Korea Missile Launch
Missile Trajectory

Japan has previously had missiles fired its direction, once in 1998 and again in 2009, which were claimed to be satellites from North Korea. However, this missile was different, and seemed very much intended to hit Japan or at least scare them.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that they did not take action to shoot down the missile, but they did tell citizens to get into a basement or basement-like shelter to stay safe.

With tensions mounting, UN council has been called together by Japan and the US to discuss this missile launch. It is hard to tell right now, but could we see a military conflict soon with North Korea? We here at Mod3rn Media Magazine sure hope not.

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