Instructions by the Prime Minister in Response to the Missile Launch by North Korea (07:31)

October 4, 2022
[Provisional translation]

The launch of a ballistic missile in a manner that passes through the airspace over Japan is an act that can potentially seriously impact the lives and property of the Japanese people. Accordingly, the Government of Japan will:
1. Swiftly confirm if any damage has occurred from falling objects, etc., placing emphasis on areas judged to have been along the missile's path;

2. Continue to collect and analyze information comprehensively, including regarding North Korea's possible future actions; and

3. Continue to engage in necessary responses in a timely and appropriate manner, acting in cooperation with the United States, the Republic of Korea, and other relevant countries.

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