North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, Japan's defense ministry says

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Tokyo, Japan

North Korea on Sunday launched a “suspected ballistic missile,” Japan’s Ministry of Defense reported.

The news follows a flurry of missile tests by North Korea, including the launch of a long-range ballistic missile on Thursday as leaders from South Korea and Japan met in Tokyo.

The Japan Coast Guard said in a statement published at 11:20 a.m. local time that the missile launched on Sunday appeared to have landed.

It cautioned all vessels to await further information; to not approach fallen objects; and to report anything suspicious.