East Sea regions

issues the following sea waters

  • territorial claim by China and Japan
  • territorial claim by China and Taiwan (Strait of Taiwan not included)
  • territorial claim by South Korea and Japan
  • territorial claim by Russia and Japan
  • territorial claim by Vietnam and China

North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might during paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border closures.

  • Launch is fourth test in less than two weeks
  • Tests condemned by Japan as threat to regional peace
  • South Korea urges talks to defuse tension
  • Tests demonstrate depth of North Korean arsenal - analyst

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Friday, the third test in two weeks, just hours after criticising a U.S. push for new sanctions over the previous launches as a "provocation" and warning of a strong reaction.

North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war deterrent.”

  • Launch detected on Tuesday by Japan, S.Korea
  • Kim officially at test for first time since March 2020
  • U.S., EU condemn tests as threat to peace
  • Tests follow Kim's vow to boost military forces

North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second launch in a week, following leader Kim Jong Un’s calls to expand its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international opposition.

  • Launch detected by South Korea, Japan
  • Repeated N.Korea tests "extremely regrettable": Japan PM
  • Last week N.Korea claimed test of "hypersonic missile"
  • U.S., partners condemn tests as significant threat

North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces despite pandemic-related difficulties.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, its first weapons launch in about two months and a signal it isn’t interested in rejoining denuclearization talks anytime soon and would rather focus on boosting its weapons arsenal.

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