"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 regarding North Korea’s Launch of a Ballistic Missile

[Date] October 4, 2022
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation]
[Full text]

(On the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea)

Earlier today, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that is believed to have flown over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. This outrageous act follows recent repeated ballistic missile launches and we strongly condemn it.

In response to this incident, I issued instructions to confirm if any damage has resulted from falling objects, to collect and analyze information thoroughly, and to work in cooperation with relevant countries.

Immediately after finishing this press conference with you, I will convene the National Security Council and we will work to gather and analyze information.