MAP B - Path of missile over Japan. The missile was perhaps a Hwasong-12 (aka KN-17) IRBM according to some analysts (Map courtesy Agency France Press (AFP) via UK Telegraph)
Previous missile tests over Japanese territory, include:
- In December 2012 North Korea fired a missile over the Japanese territory of Okinawa.
- In August 1998: North Korea fired a suspected missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.
North Korea called the payload a satellite.
Are there other proven or suspected tests over Japan?
It is not known if North Korea gave Japanese authorities prior warning of this latest (August 2017) test?