"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 Prime Minister Kishida regarding the Launch of Ballistic Missiles by North Korea

[Date] November 3, 2022
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

Ballistic missiles were launched a short while ago. I regard the launch of ballistic missiles on consecutive days as an outrageous act that cannot be tolerated for any reason. I have already given instructions to confirm whether or not there has been any damage, to provide appropriate information to the public, and also to analyze information. I will confirm the details of the situation from now. I also would like to answer your questions after once again confirming the situation