Japan on alert as N. Korean provocations continue

TOKYO — Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday said Japan will remain on alert a day after North Korea fired five projectiles into waters off its east coast.

“Japan will continue to coordinate with related countries to urge North Korea to exercise restraint and follow UN Security Council resolutions” banning Pyongyang from conducting any launch using ballistic missile technology, Kishida told reporters.

“We need to take all possible measures to respond to any situations,” Kishida said, while declining to comment on whether Tokyo has lodged a protest against Pyongyang over the launch. PNA/Kyodo / northboundasia.com