N.Korea releases latest missile launch video


State-run television on Saturday broadcast footage of the Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile.

It was being carried on a mobile launcher with 6 wheels on each side.

The launch site appears to have been at an international airport in Sunan, outside the capital Pyongyang.

The video also shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observing the test-launch.

Typhoon Talim is approaching Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu. It could make landfall there between Sunday morning and noon. (NHK)

North Korea has released video footage showing its latest ballistic missile launch. (NHK)

Rumblings are building within Japan’s government and ruling camp that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election in the near future, The Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)

Prosecutors in Ogori, Fukuoka Prefecture, plan to charge a policeman — already indicted for murdering his wife in June — with the murder of their two children. (Japan Today)

Police in Kaizu, Gifu Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting his six-year-old stepson by hitting him with a baseball bat. (Japan Today)

A new episode of popular Japanese manga “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikoen-mae Hashutsujo,” widely known as “Kochikame,” came out on Saturday for the first time since the police comedy ended its 40-year serialization run in September last year. (Jiji)

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike criticized Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Abenomics economic policy mix on Saturday for failing to allow people to feel the benefits of economic growth. (Jiji)

The number of centenarians in Japan totaled 67,824 as of Friday, hitting a record high for the 47th consecutive year, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said. (Jiji)

Police in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa have arrested four boys on suspicion of vandalizing a cave in a local village where a number of residents committed suicide in the final phase of World War II. (Jiji)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to further increase pressure on North Korea, following its launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan on Friday morning. (NHK)


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