North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on 10-4-22 for the first time since 2017’s “fire and fury,” when Kim Jong Un and Donald J. Trump sparred. It triggered emergency alerts and evacuations throughout Japan and traveled 2,800 miles before landing in the Pacific ocean. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called the North Korean launch a “provocation”, and vowed a “stern response”.
The United States and South Korea responded with a F-15K fighter jet bombing exercise, then fired four surface-to-surface Army Tactical Missile System missiles into the Sea of Japan off the East coast of the Korean peninsula the next day. One South Korean missile failed during launch, and is said to have exploded. South Korean officials claim the warhead did not explode, and that no buildings were damaged.