Japan Govt Confirms No Impact from N. Korea Launches

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that the government has confirmed no impact on the country from North Korea's firing of multiple projectiles on the day.

"No ballistic missile landed on Japanese territory or fell into the country's exclusive economic zone, the top government spokesman said, adding, "A situation that would immediately affect Japan's national security has not been confirmed at the moment."

"There has been no report on damage to aircraft or ships," he also said.

On U.S. President Donald Trump's remark that there is no problem in the latest North Korean action, Suga said, "I'd like to refrain from discussing the president's comments one by one," while noting, "We are keeping in close contact with the United States and South Korea."

Trump told reporters at the White House that he thinks the launched objects were short-range missiles. The United States and North Korea "never made an agreement" on Pyongyang's suspension of launches of short-range missiles, he said, adding, "I have no problem."

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