"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Press Conference by the Prime Minister on North Korea's Possible Launch of a Ballistic Missile

[Date] September 28, 2021
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

Early this morning, North Korea fired a projectile presumed to be a ballistic missile. In response to the incident, I have given instructions to dedicate maximum effort to gather and analyze relevant intelligence, provide the public with speedy and accurate information, ensure the safety of aircraft, vessels and other assets and take all possible measures to prepare for contingencies.

With heightened vigilance and surveillance, the Government is analyzing the details of the launch. Thank you.