DEVELOPING: Japan has reportedly ordered its military on Monday to be ready at any time to shoot down any North Korean missiles that threaten to strike Japan. Japan has now placed its forces on a state of alert for at least three months.

This new order has been given as a result of some test firings that are hard to detect, it has decided to put its military on standby for a longer period. The order will be reviewed after three months, state broadcaster NHK said.