The Japanese government has issued a warning to its citizens after North Korea fired a missile over the country. It was launched from the Sunan district of Pyongyang,
South Korea’s military said. The missile flew over Japan , NHK television said, and the government is warning citizens to avoid touching anything that looks like debris
. It comes as North Korea threatened to nuke Japan and reduce the US ‘to ashes and darkness’ in response to the latest sanctions imposed by the UN because of earlier missile launches .
‘Japan can never tolerate this repeated provocative action by North Korea,’ Tokyo’s government spokesman told reporters in response. ‘We have strongly protested to
the North, telling them the strong anger by the Japanese people and condemn with the strongest words possible.’ It landed 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo in
Hokkaido island at about 6.57am local time. Pictured inset: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who has overseen a series of missile tests in the Stalinist autocracy.