A missile fired from North Korea has landed in Japan’s territorial waters, the country’s government has confirmed, with officials fearing it may have hit ships or planes. The intercontinental ballistic missile is believed to have landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone. It is not yet known whether any vessels or aircraft were damaged. The Japanese government

has established an emergency participation team with members of relevant ministries and agencies.   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch showed the threat to his country was ‘grave and real’.  He added that there was a need for Japan, the US, South Korea, China and Russia to increase pressure on North Korea over its missile programme. The missile launch came just after Japan had announced it would increase its sanctions on North Korea. READ MORE