Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the launches threaten “peace and safety in Japan and the region” and that Tokyo would closely coordinate with Washington and Seoul about the North’s testing activities.
North Korea’s ballistic missiles are banned under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said the US and South Korean militaries were analysing the launches, which they said were fired at around 7.06am and 7.25am, local time, from the South Hamgyong Province.
Japan said Pyongyang might have fired a ballistic missile, with the coast guard warning ships against coming close to any fallen objects.
The Japanese defence ministry said: “It may have been a ballistic missile. It has not fallen within Japanese territory and is not believed to have come down within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.”
The Japanese government added that the projectiles flew around 450 km (280 miles. media agencies