Japan says N. Korea missile test ‘outrageous act’

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TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday condemned a North Korean test missile that landed 250 kilometres (155 miles) off Japan’s coast as an “outrageous act” which posed a serious threat.

“It’s a serious threat against our country’s security,” Abe told reporters. “This is an outrageous act that cannot be tolerated.”

Defence minister Gen Nakatani said the missile landed in the Sea of Japan off the north coast in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) — the first time a North Korean missile has landed in Japan’s EEZ since 1998.